[nafex] Sea Buckthorn

Sarah Kehler Ewing skkewing at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 25 16:34:30 EST 2012

I wouldn't say the fruit tastes really bad, at least not the ones I have.  We bought Sea Buckthorn as the windbreak special (or what every they called their small sized, but still named plants) from Boughen and we tasted just a few last fall: we think they taste like sour oranges.  They would make awesome jelly or juice when mixed off with apple juice.  Hoping my bushes grow a lot this coming year and start producing real amounts of fruit.  Sigh, that would be the story of all my fruit growing efforts (except the strawberries and honeyberries, they are going great guns)>

zone 3
Edmonton, AB

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Subject: Re: [nafex] Sea Buckthorn
anyway to put the photo on the net and post a link to it or post it on
the Nafex facebook page...

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On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 8:30 PM, Dan Nave <nave1 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I just wrote a friend suggesting that he should think about planting Sea Buckthorn at his place in
> Minnesota.  He wrote back the following (below).  I don't know about his comment about it tasting
> pretty bad, but I suppose it would be unpalatable right off the tree and needs to be sweetened,
> etc.  I hope the attached picture comes through.
> Dan
> "Funny you should mention Sea Buckthorn.  I just saw loads of it along the coast of the Baltic Sea a
> few weeks ago when I was in north Germany.  It grows all over the place in the sandy soils along the
> sea coast.  It was a real rough environment, cold and windier than beat Hell.   But the plant seems
> to thrive under those conditions.  My friends in Germany said the fruit tastes pretty bad but when
> it is added to liqueurs or made into jam or whatever, it is good, and way higher in vitamin C than
> citrus fruit."
> "Check the attachment, it is my shot of Sea Buckthorn from the Baltic coast."
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