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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Guest Post from Omegafruit.ca in Quebec Sunny, Goldrain, Tatiana, and Mary Varieties of Seabuckthorn

Update from Foxgreen Farms:

We have been very busy here now that spring has arrived across most of the country.  So far we have shipped nearly 1000 Seabuckthorn Plants and it is still going strong.  
Seabuckthorn in Los Angeles!  Here is a photo of some plants we shipped a few weeks back to Los Angeles.  They look great!  Thanks Scott for sending the picture!
Purchase information page from jiovi at Foxgreen Farms

Guest post from Melissa at Argousier Omega Fruit Sea Buckthorn.  Thank you Melissa!

When starting a Sea buckthorn plantation-

When starting a Sea buckthorn plantation, whether it be large or small, one must consider which stock to start with. There are many choices of cultivars, hybrids and seed stock, available on the market today, and I know that having that many choices can become confusing or even a bit over whelming when trying to identify which plants are best for your project.

The first question everyone should ask themselves before buying their plants is - What do I want to do with my Sea berries?
 If adding sea buckthorn plants as decorative elements in the garden or a landscaping project, you’ll want to choose your plants according to the size at maturity. Some Finnish varieties will grow into a dense round shrub no larger than 4’ but most Hippophae Rhamnoïdes will grow between 39’-49’ high without regular pruning. When planting Sea buckthorn for erosion control or land rehabilitation, matu
re unspecific seed stock is always the best choice.

To find the healthiest, most disease resistant plants, one should look for the telltale signs of infection. Orange, dried up branches, and brown spots or circular indents called cankers on bark can be signs of illness in Sea buckthorn and plants showing these symptoms should be avoided.

Now, when it comes to choosing sea berry plants for specific purposes like creating consumable goods or cosmetic products, a little due diligence will go a very long way in building just the right mix of just the right plants. Some berries can give a taste sensation very much like biting into a sour lemon, giving the jaws and throat a puckering feeling, while others are less astringent and much more palatable. Several cultivar have high oil levels which are very desirable for those looking to make cosmetics with their Sea buckthorn berries.


At Omega fruit, we offer four popular fruiting cultivars; Sunny (Solnechnaya), Goldrain. Mary and Tatiana and we have one pollinator which is appropriate for all our female trees.

All our Sea buckthorn cultivars are listed as "preferred varieties", by Mr. Martin Trépanier, Ph.D., agr. at the horticultural research centre in Laval Quebec, in his 2013 presentation for the commercial development of Sea buckthorn in Canada.

Here are a few brief descriptions of our Sea buckthorn varieties.



Lord (pollinator)
Vigorous and strong pollinator.
Not prone to infections and has very few thorns.
This male plant has a 10 day, early season pollination period. Appropriate for many mature fruiting female growing in a tempered northern climate (zone 3 to 4).  

Sunny (Solnechnaya)


photo of Sunny seaberrt
Medium height tree will mature at ~39’ (can easily be kept at 5'-7' for production)
Very resistant to infections
With very few thorns.
Large oval fruits mature to a deep yellow in mid to late summer. 
Harvest time is roughly two weeks in mid-August
Nice, lightly acidic, flavor. Sunny Sea buckthorn berries are large and very juicy. Average weight per 100 berries is approximately 100 grams!  This cultivar produces berries with a great taste that are perfect for juice blends.

Mary

Medium height will mature at ~39’ (can easily be kept at 5'-7' for production)
Very resistant to infections
With very few thorns. 
Fruits, bright orange at maturity, remain firm for a long period. The fruit has a much longer harvest (up to first frost).  Average berry weight 58g/100 berries
Berry has a slightly higher oil content than Sunny and Goldrain, and it is a good choice for both cosmetics and consumables.
The mild pleasant flavor of this berry has kept it the top pick among Europeans.
Goldrain

Naturally, the largest of our breeds, this cultivar will grow up to 49’ high but can be pruned regularly to maintain a downward growth habit for production purposes. 
Goldrain a has few thorns and is very resistant to infections
The cylindrical fruit matures at mid season (late august) and has a long harvest time (first frost). The berries remain relatively easy to hand pick and 100 berries can yield an average of 76g. This cultivar is a great pick to blend with Sunny and Mary for juicing and other consumables. 
Tatiana
Seaberry variety Tatiana

This is smallest of our Sea buckthorn cultivars with narrow branches, it may reach a hight of ~35’ H at maturity.  With very few thorns it is also very resistant to infections.
Dark orange oval fruits mature in late July to early august and have a slightly acidic taste.
Harvest time is roughly two weeks at mid-season.  This cultivars is mainly desirable for its higher oil content which is useful in cosmetics.

Analysis results of berries produced by Omega fruit cultivars. Agriculturists looking to produce berries with higher oil content for cosmetics would choose a blend of Tatiana and Mary, while those looking for a comestible blend of Sea berries would select Sunny, Goldrain and Mary for their plantation.

Variety

Dry matter, Brix

Total acids, %
Vitamin C, mg/100g
Vitamin E, mg/100g
 β-carotene, mg/100g
Polyphenols, mg/100g
 Oil, %
Sunny
8.1
2.9
81
17.9
10.7
141.7
4.7
Goldrain
8.2
3.2
72.5
27.5
13.2
105.4
4.6
Mary
8.6
2.8
74
31.2
14
85.1
5.2
Tatiana
8
2
83.6
36.7
16.8
94
5.6

• Vitamin C. The content of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) (mg 100g-1 determined by the HPLC method (LVS EN 14130:2003).
• Phenolic compounds. The total content of phenols (mg 100g-1 determined by the Folin-Ciocalteu method using a spectrometer UV-1650- PC (Shimadzu, Japan) at a wavelength 765 nm (Singleton et al., 1999).
• Vitamin E and β-carotene. The content of vitamin E and β-carotene (mg/100g-1) in samples was established by a modified method. The method is based on extraction of vitamin E and carotenoids with petroleum benzene (Seglina, 2008).
• Soluble solids content (Brix%) was measured with a temperature compensated refractometer Atago N20 (ATAGO, Japan) according to standard LVS EN 12143:2001.
• The content of total acids (% ) was determined by titrating with 0.1N NaOH

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Argousier  Omega Fruit  Sea Buckthorn.

Other varieties and their descriptions:



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sustainable Living - The Chicken's Contribution - with free chicken coop plans

The Seaberry Plant sale - click

Sustainable Living with Chickens

Sustainable living with chickens centers on composting. In permaculture, the soil is the foundation of success and chickens are workhorses in building soil. They make vast amounts of organic ferilizer in the form of compost. Woody or brown biomass (leaves, wood shavings/sawdust) along with chicken droppings and some green biomass really jump starts your compost pile.

The "black gold" that results from composting can be added to your garden. It fertilizes your soil the more robust plants are so healthy, pests and diseases have a much harder time becoming established and overwhelming your plants.

Table scraps, garden plant trimmings and waste added to the chicken's run will add even more quality to your eggs and the resulting compost.

Chicken coops can be very simple or very expensive depending on your goals and budget.  Here are 4 free coop ideas with plans to assist you in making an inexpensive chicken coop you will enjoy building and provide years of healthy food and free organic fertilizer to your permaculture garden.

The Free Plans with Download Links

Movable Chicken Coop
This practical, easy-to-use coop is functional in two unique ways: it is mobile, and it streamlines the cleanup process.  Adding wheels to one end of the coop provides the mobility. One or two people can easily wheel around this “chicken rickshaws” type of structure. To simplify cleanup, you’ll find a novel concept for chicken coops: the poop tray. The chickens roost directly above a pair of removable trays that collect the majority of the chicken droppings. The trays slide in a set of tracks so they don’t get moved around. A large set of doors on the end walls provides access to the coop’s spacious interior. You can simply move out the roosts for hosing off.
Download Plans for Movable Chicken Coop
Sunny Side Up


There are a number of practical qualities to this design that poultry owners will appreciate. In terms of size alone, this design is versatile. The coop measures 4' x 6' (1200 x 1800mm), which provides 24 square feet (2.2 square meters) of floor space. Allowing 2 square feet (.2 square meters) per bird, a structure of this size could house up to 12 chickens. You can scale the concept to accommodate smaller or larger flocks too A separate area—often called a sidecar—that is easily accessible from the outside of the run holds the nest boxes. Some poultry owners like this aspect, while others don’t mind entering the run to collect eggs. Because this coop is on stilts, its large footprint provides a shady area for the birds on hot days. It also makes for good airflow; breezes below the coop keep the ground dry, which is important for disease prevention. For ventilation, the coop’s two large sets of double doors allow great interior circulation. The doors and the removable roosts make cleaning easier.
Sunny Side Up Chicken Coop Plans
Sunny Side Up Materials List

Little Barn Chicken Coop














This coop measures 7' x 4' (2100 x 1200mm), or 28 square feet (2.6 square meters), which can comfortably house up to 14 chickens using a standard of 2 square feet (.2 square meters) per bird.  The interior is open so the movable roosts and nest boxes can be configured in whatever way seems easiest.  Two sets of double doors provide access for cleaning and plenty of ventilation.  A large clerestory window allows for additional arirflow.  You can screw on a cover during cold weather.  The base is low to the ground - the lege are 16" (405mm) high - so the coop is in reach of children who can learn about tending chickens. 
Little Barn Chicken Coop
Little Barn Chicken Coop Material List









This coop measures 7' x 4' (2100 x 1200mm), or 28 square feet (2.6 square meters), which can comfortably house up to 14 chickens using a standard of 2 square feet (.2 square meters) per bird. The interior is open so the movable roosts and nest boxes can be configured in whatever way seems easiest. Two sets of double doors provide access for cleaning and plenty of ventilation. A large clerestory window at the top of the coop allows for additional airflow. You can screw on a cover during cold weather. The base is low to the ground—the legs are 16" (405mm) high—so the coop is within reach of children who can learn about tending chickens



Chicken Condo download
Chicken Condo Materials List

ms of size alone, this


design is versatile. The coop measures 4' x 6' (1200 x 1800mm), which provides 24 square feet (2.2 square meters)
of floor space. Allowing 2 square feet (.2 square meters) per bird, a structure of this size could house up to 12
chickens. You can scale the concept to accommodate smaller or larger flocks too
A separate area—often called a sidecar—that is easily accessible from the outside of the run holds the nest boxes.
Some poultry owners like this aspect, while others don’t mind entering the run to collect eggs.
Because this coop is on stilts, its large footprint provides a shady area for the birds on hot days. It also makes for
good airflow; breezes below the coop keep the ground dry, which is important for disease prevention. For ventilation,
the coop’s two large sets of double doors allow great interior circulation. The doors and the removable roosts make
cleaning easier.
There are a number of practical qualities to this design that poultry owners will appreciate. In terms of size alone, this
design is versatile. The coop measures 4' x 6' (1200 x 1800mm), which provides 24 square feet (2.2 square meters)
of floor space. Allowing 2 square feet (.2 square meters) per bird, a structure of this size could house up to 12
chickens. You can scale the concept to accommodate smaller or larger flocks too
A separate area—often called a sidecar—that is easily accessible from the outside of the run holds the nest boxes.
Some poultry owners like this aspect, while others don’t mind entering the run to collect eggs.
Because this coop is on stilts, its large footprint provides a shady area for the birds on hot days. It also makes for
good airflow; breezes below the coop keep the ground dry, which is important for disease prevention. For ventilation,
the coop’s two large sets of double doors allow great interior circulation. The doors and the removable roosts make
cleaning easier.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How do I tell the difference between Male and Female Seabuckthorn Plants?

Plants and Seeds for sale - http://www.jiovi.com

Related Post - Pruning Seabuckthorn


If this sounds like a familiar topic, it may be because I wrote about it in April of 2010.  Link to that post.  There was some discussion.  Continuing the review of information about male and female Sea Buckthorn plants yielded only the most basic information.  Therefore, I thought it could use a bit more exploration.  Adding to the challenge, Sea Buckthorn flower photos are few and far between on the internet.  The ones which do appear almost never identify the sex of the flower. And, the most respected production publications hardly touch on the subject.  
I am always learning, so comments are very much encouraged.  
Pre-Bloom Male Flowers in Spring



From the production guide by Dr. Thomas S.C. Li found on the Research Page
The species is dioecious, the sex cannot be determined in the seed, or prior to 3-4 years of growth,....On fruiting plants, the ... buds are formed.  ... appearance, according to the gender... 
  • On male plants the buds are larger, more protruding and have 6-8 covering scales. 
  • On female plants the buds are smaller, more elongated on the branch,and have only two covering scales.  Very small yellowish pistolate flowers appear, usually before the leaves, late April to mid May.  
You may find a better description on the internet.  Unfortunately less informative Sea Buckthorn plant sex information is more widely available.

Enough background - Now to explore the question!
fig 1

fig 2
fig 3
Each one of these prints can be clicked on and enlarged greatly.  Open each in a new tab if you know how (right click>open in new tab).  I am going to compare the different artists' drawings of the male and female flowers.  This, I think, will help with the photo identifications of Sea Berry sex differences.

Male Sea Buckthorn Flower
  • fig 1 - drawing component 1
  • fig 2 - drawing component a (bud) and b (fully open)
  • fig 3 - drawing component  d and d
Female Sea Buckthorn Flower
  • fig 1 - drawing component 2
  • fig 2 - drawing component c and d 
  • fig 3 - drawing component e (individual oosphere w/pistil) b (female branch of multiple oospheres and pistils)
female


male
female?
male
female

male



Sea Buckthorn / Sea Berry flower collections are just a little bit less rare now with these male and female buckthorn photographs.  This spring, if you have some additional Sea Buckthorn flower photographs to share please send them to the e-mail address in my profile.  Please identify the variety if possible.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Siberian Peashrub - Plant Profile

Siberian Peashrub -Caragana arborescens

Available for purchase here

Some Siberian Peashrub seedlings we started three weeks ago.  Notice Sea Buckthorn cuttings rooting and budding in upper left of photo. 

We can think of many forest garden perennial crops for the cold climate here in Maine.  I will be talking about them in a series of blog posts.  Recently I talked about the Chinese Magnolia Vine (1)(2)(3) and, of course, Seabuckthorn is a favorite and you will hear more and more about that plant!   Perennial plants and crops offer a low input, petro-chemical free resource.   This is the foundation for future-proof agriculture. By default if an agriculture is to be called regenerative the bottom line is that it must be soil building, not soil depleting. Relentless deep tillage and poor soil conservation contributes to the majority of the 24 billion tons of topsoil lost every year on our planet.  Agro-ecology represents the most effective way to restore our degraded landscape, produce high value produce for ourselves, fodder for animals, and ensure the future for those who come after us.  

Photo Credit: A. Barra-taken at Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid - Wikipedia-Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Generic License
Siberian Peashrub is a perennial shrub legume. It grows to heights of 6–19 ft. with a moderate to fast growth rate. The plant is native to Siberia and parts of China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan.
peashrub pods - Photo National Park Service
It has pod fruits which contain many seeds. These ripen in July and if left, will fall off the shrub and the seeds will grow to become a new plant very near the parent shrub. The leaves of this shrub vary from light green to dark green and are alternate and compound with many small leaflets. Somewhat showy, small, fragrant, yellow flowers bloom in May or June.

The plant has a number of uses for humans. It was taken to the United States by settlers emigrating from the area of the world where the plant is native. The original settlers brought these caragana pods and shrubs as a food source while travelling west.
Seed is eaten cooked, and while small, it is produced in abundance, with 4 - 6 seeds per pod. A bland flavor, it is best used in spicy dishes. The raw seed has a mild pea-like flavor, though perhaps should not be eaten in quantity when raw. The seed contains 12.4% of a fatty oil and up to 36% protein.   A perennial plant that can produce high protein chicken feed, what more could you ask for!  It has been recommended as an emergency food for humans. More than just an emergency food, this species has the potential to become a staple crop in areas with continental climates. The pretty yellow flowers and very young green pods are edible raw. This is a legume so it is probably wise to eat pods raw in moderation. The older pods are also edible but should be cooked. Both flowers and pods have a pea flavor and are good in salads. The seeds, which are similar to lentils, and can be used in the same way, also produce an edible oil.

For windbreaks the Siberian Peashrub is recommended for planting in the outer rows of multi-row plantings. It can be used to neutralize soil to prepare for further planting, as it fixes nitrogen. It is suitable for planting in single-row field windbreaks where a dense, short barrier is desired.
Peashrubs have an extensive root system and can be used for erosion control.  It is a wonderful bee plant and nesting site for various songbirds.

Other uses: Other uses include: Dye, Fiber, Nitrogen fixing, and Oil.


jiovi at Foxgreen Farms has Siberian Peashrub seeds for sale.  All the seeds are available by clicking here.



Friday, March 13, 2015

The Importance of Pruning Sea Buckthorn

We are very pleased to welcome the first guest article on our blog!  Melissa Flanders is from a beautiful part of eastern Quebec.  Along with Andrew Mireault, they have a vibrant Sea Buckthorn business. Their website is www.omegafruit.ca .  Thank you Melissa.  You have written some important information about caring for Hippophae rhamnoides which cannot be found anywhere else so perfectly explained.  
Melissa Flanders & Andrew Mireault, owners of Omega Fruit Sea buckthorn cie in Quebec Canada https://www.omegafruit.ca

The importance of pruning Sea buckthorn 

Explaining common methods of maintaining a vigorous and productive sea buckthorn plantation.  


Hi! Let me begin by introducing myself, my name is Melissa, I own & operate a budding 11 acre Sea buckthorn plantation in the heart of the Eastern Townships of Quebec Canada. I first heard about Sea buckthorn in 2009. My clever boyfriend, Andrew who had immediately seen the potential of this super fruit as a high value permaculture crop, convinced me to embark on what has become my new life project. Together, we started researching the many cultivars available to us from our local area and from around the world.  We have spent the last 5 years researching how to best grow Sbt as a commercial crop and had the incredible opportunity to learn from the European leader in the trade about the different techniques of growing Sea buckthorn and have applied his teachings in the many trials we've conducted on both imported and locally propagated cultivars.  After years of research, we started selling what we found to be the healthiest and most palatable cultivars. Over the past couple years our clients have come to rely on us to guide them in the proper growing techniques to achieve a successful and productive plantation. One of the most often asked about topics is on the techniques of pruning and harvesting sea buckthorn. So when Tom asked me to share something about sea buckthorn on his blog, not only was I delighted, but I knew just what my topic would be.


A trick to curtail vegetative sucker plants within a Sea buckthorn row: with a sharp blade, cut 30cm (12 in) away from the trunk and 30cm(12 in) deep into the soil to detach feeder roots and eliminate over crowding of the row

Pruning for max health and yield.


There are several benefits to maintaining a well pruned Sbt orchard and how your plants will respond to regular pruning depends greatly on the species, subspecies and variety. The main objectives for pruning sea buckthorn is to maintain proper size, shape and architecture in order to facilitate fruit harvest, to maximize light exposure for better growth of fruit and to produce & maintain the optimum amount of new fruit bearing branches. Regular pruning also keeps your plantation healthy and vigorous by eliminating dead or broken branches which can invite infections and pests.
Maintenance pruning can start the first year trees are planted and should be practiced with the principle that all branches will be replaced in a specific order over 3-4 years. Using a combination of heading back, thinning and shortening cuts, it is most advisable to prune in late winter or early spring, before the buds break. This will stimulate vegetative growth, so be mindful in your cuts, as over crowding of branches is a leading factor for low fruit yield due in part to low amounts of light penetrating the inner branches. It is better to make a few important cuts then many small cuts.
Cuts should be smooth and made at the proper angle to encourage the healing process and to avoid disease. Properly maintained pruning secateurs (one handed clippers) and saws are a must for an efficient and clean trim. Tools should be cleaned between pruning each plant and sharpened regularly.



The general way of harvesting a mature sea buckthorn plant is by strategically cutting back its fruit bearing branches from year to year and the optimum height for manual harvest is between 1.5 - 2.5m (5-8'). In Germany, whole plantations are harvested by "total cut" of the bush, using specifically engineered harvesting machinery. These machines cleverly cut down on time and long term costs to harvest, but the down fall is that most modern Sea buckthorn cultivars do not endure over the long term under this extreme cutting method. Adding that it delays subsequent harvests, this is not the most commonly used method of harvest/pruning, as it necessitates very large plantations that can be alternated to compensate for the crop loss.
Modified leader method. This tree is at the point where it is necessary to make a total cut back of the leader branch causing a two year interruption in fruit production.

Baltic growers most commonly use the "lower cut" or Modified Leader Method of harvesting Sea buckthorn. With this method, the plants are headed at the height of 60 cm (~2'), which leads to the formation of several upright and narrow angled branches. The top shoot becomes the central leader during the first season of growth. At the end of the second year's growth, all branches shorter than 30cm (12") above ground should be cut back. All other branches should be cut back only to maintain a taller central leader. During harvest, unimportant and weak branches are chosen first. They are located in the lower and inner parts of the tree. Then branches larger than 50% of the leader diameter are removed. This eventually causes the formation of a single trunk, if the top shoots are untouched, sooner or later the main trunk will have to be cut down to form a new shrub with many branches. 

This cut is done in early spring, as trees recover best due to the carbohydrates still stored in the lower parts of the tree coming from the winter dormancy period. If this is done in September, as in the "total cut" method, these essential nutrients are cut down along with the top branches.  The principal disadvantage of the lower cut method, is that the radical cut of the main trunk causes two empty years before the tree is replenished to full harvest for another 4yrs.
Vertical split method;  all branches, other than the two leaders must be cut back at the end of the second year.
In an attempt to improve on the previous method's downfall, pruning was adapted to create two equal parts within the tree with one year age difference between the sections. This is called the Vertical Split Method (see image for visual description of this method). The vertical split has the advantage of less maintenance pruning, better light penetration for better fruit production, the tree naturally retains the best height for manual harvest. All branches on the harvest side must be cut back, this causes every third year to be non productive when applying this method. The bush is gradually rejuvenated avoiding a long interruption in harvest years. However, this method can only be used in well planned and maintained orchards, because when the plant is not getting enough of what it needs like nutrients, water or sun light, it will not regenerate the removed branch.
Horizontal split method   
Another method used by European growers is the Horizontal Split Method, which was created 10 years ago for hobby gardeners. In early spring annual shoots are bent down with the tops pegged to the ground. Fruits set on the bent branches while new vegetative shoots grow straight up from the upper points of the arch, this is caused by the accumulation of growth hormones due to positive geotropism. The lower parts of the branches are harvested in the fall while the new shoots remain untouched until the following spring when it will be their turn for the bending process. The horizontal split method is very gentle and makes for a beautiful looking plant. It may increase yields and no barren years are experienced using the horizontal split. Nevertheless, this method is very labor intensive, and when there are 10,000 trees or more in a plantation, it can get very costly in labor. Some say that it also makes for difficult mowing under the plant, but I find this can be solved by properly planing your cover crop. Using very low growing green covers like micro clover around the base and in the rows of your Sea buckthorn plantation can eliminate the need for mowing all together, all while inviting beneficial insects into your field.

Lastly, according to the book; Sea buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoïdes L.) : Production and Utilization, written by; Thomas S.C. Li and Thomas H. J. Beveridge, Sea buckthorn may perform well with the Open Center System. At planting, unbranched seedlings and rooted cuttings are pruned at approximately 60 cm (2') and all buds within 30 cm (12") from the ground are removed. Trees are trained to a multi leader system with major branches extending up and away from the trunk, giving a vase-shaped tree. At the end of the second year, all newly developed branches within 30 cm (12") above ground are removed. Then remove the potential central lead branch, head back and thin all branches to maintain the desired height of  less than 2m (6.5'). Pruning has to be performed every year to avoid problem as the trees become older. The fruiting zone moves higher and to the outside of the canopy and the tree gradually assumes an umbrella form. The book states that this system may produce shaded zones which may eventually cause poor fruit set. However, the important upper to middle section of the canopy should receive adequate sunlight and produce ample quantities of quality fruit. Minimizing shaded zones must be considered while pruning.
Bottom line, be mindful of the principals of pruning and harvesting Sea buckthorn. But remember that practice makes perfect and if you mess up, chances are you can make up for it later, as a healthy Sea buckthorn shrub will easily regenerate itself.
Don't be shy to visit my web site regularly as I am always adding new Sea buckthorn products and information. www.omegafruit.ca

Thank you Melissa for a great article!  Melissa and I wanted to remind everyone again that they can get quality delicious Sea buckthorn cultivars from Canada at www.omegafruit.ca They have one year old, bare root sea buckthorn cuttings available to purchase this spring in the following varieties; Sunny, Mary, Gold Rain, Tatiana, and our pollinator; Lord.
She can be reached at myprettyberry@gmail.com directly.

The location of Omega Fruit in Magog, Quebec.  The website is available in both English and French.