Chuyskaya Sea Buckthorn is famed as the Star of Altai, a revered variety cultivated in southern Siberia. Its soft, nearly thornless branches make picking a breeze in comparison to native cultivars.Chuyskaya Sea Buckthorn is a high-yielding variety with generous yields of juicy berries. Its flavour is both complex and balanced, with zesty, tart notes and subtle hints of pineapple and mango. You can start to harvest Chuyskaya berries from late July to August. These shrubs will bear fruit just 2 to 3 years after planting. An unbeatable addition to your food forest and shelter belt.
The Sea Buckthorn berry is high in vitamins C, E, K, carotenes, flavonoids, amino acids and is high in antioxidants. Equally impressive are its uses: jams, jellies, sauces, wine, tea and why not get creative and make a wonderful sorbet, also excellent to add to your homemade skin-care products!
The Sea Buckthorn shrub is very hardy and will adapt to a variety of soil conditions. Drought tolerant once established after a few seasons, it is nitrogen fixing and tends to sucker if not controlled.
Growers Note: Chuyskaya is the female cultivar and will need the male plant Lord planted nearby for pollination. We recommend a maximum of 7 female plants to each male. Although drought tolerant once established, it is recommended that Sea Buckthorn have regular watering or irrigation for the first few seasons.
Hardiness Zone: 2
Height at Maturity: 1.5 meters (5 feet)
Spread: 1.5 meters (5 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light Exposure: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs a Male pollinator tree)
Latin Name: Hippophae rhamnoides Altaiskaya