Thursday, 6 March 2014

Seabuckthorn: Beauty and Health


         I have 3 trees of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae) in my garden. They are deciduous trees or shrubs. The name is also referred to as Sandthorn, Sallowthorn, or Seaberry. It has many thorns and when I pick up the berries I often prick my hands. I have always known that Seabuckthorn fruit appears to be safe when consumed as food and is used in jams, pies, drinks, and other foods. I love jam and drink especially in hot weather.
Also I've read that Seabuckthorn berries are used for preventing infections, improving sight and slowing the aging process. Some people apply berry or seed oil directly to the skin for preventing sunburn. But I use seed oil for treating the wounds, the cuts and burrs on my hands when I garden. I've learned that like many superfoods, it is an excellent source of important Omega 7s that is linked to almost every illness and aging. 

 
As I've written I have 3 trees, they are female plants and produce fruit. It's said that is important to make sure that there is an even distribution of male and female plants in an area. So I think somewhere is a male Seabuckthorn tree near my garden! 

 
In autumn I love the brilliant orange berries that add an exciting touch of color to my garden design. If you are interested in growing Seabuckthorn in your garden so the spring is the best time to plant it. Or you might sow Seabuckthorn seeds and grow the trees of the seedlings. I had got the cuttings and planted them in April. In any case, Seabuckthorn propagates and grows well in any soil.


If you have no place to grow it so eat more Seabuckthorn jam to be young and healthy! Take care! 

Have you eaten  Seabuckthorn products before?  Did you like them?
 Would you like to have this tree in your garden or a jam jar in your kitchen?







36 comments:

  1. Hm I have never heard of these before. They look and sound yummy. Especially the jam!!

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    1. It's true, Keith, jam is delicious, thank you!

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  2. The colour of your jam is fantastic! no, I've never eaten it but it looks delicious.

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    1. I wish you try jam one day Christina !

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  3. I know the Seabuckthorn very well, they grow in the wild in the dunes by the sea and they are indeed very thorny. Despite they have beautiful grey foliage and lovely orange berries in autumn, I should not like to have them in my garden. I never realized that you can eat the berries and that they are healthy. I should like to have a jar of jam in my cupboard, or even better oil for my wounded hands by pruning roses these days. Whenever I get time enough to wander around in the dunes I have to collect berries in autumn, it is not so far away from our home. Thanks for the information Nadezda, hope spring is arriving at your place soon too.

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    1. If you pick these berries, Janneke, you'll need gloves, take care your hands!

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  4. I've never come across sea buckthorn but I have read about it,

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  5. Dear Nadezda, your jam has a wonderful color!!I never saw Seabuckthorn in our country,it must be very tasty!!
    Love your header!!Wish you a happy March!!
    Dimi...

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  6. No conozco este árbol Nadezda, Parecen Kakis más pequeños.El color es precioso.
    Mi PC quiere jubilar el Windows XP . Estoy en uno más viejo y lento que tengo de reserva. Ya veré como me defiendo ;-)
    Buen jueves.
    Un beso.

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    1. Espero que pronto tu PC va a 'mejorar' !

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  7. Dear Nadezda,
    I have learned new things because I had not heard of the Seabuckthorn until I read your blog post!
    The leaves look a little like Olive tree leaves and the jam looks like apricot jam. What does it taste like?
    Bye for now,
    Kirk

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    1. You're right, Kirk, the Seabuckthorn leaves look like olive! And the jam tastes like plum jam.

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  8. Welcome Nadezda!
    I know the sea buckthorn bushes. Unfortunately, I never ate jam of his fruit.
    This year I would like to do with them jam.
    Greetings.

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    1. Sure, Lucia, try to taste these jam, it's very good for your health!

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  9. I am not familiar with the Seabuckthorn tree or its pretty berry. The jam looks delicious!

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    1. Yes, it does, Jennifer. Thank you!

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  10. This is a tree we don't have in our garden. The jam looks yummy.

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  11. What an interesting tree. I did not know about it and it seem it would survive our winters. There is a kind of buckthorn here but the fruit is black and not edible. Thank you Nadezda for telling us about this one, and for Saturday:
    8 Марта Спраздником

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    1. This Seabuckthorn tree is enough hardy, Alain. You're welcome!

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  12. Hi Nadezda, I know Hippophae from Norway but I don’t think I have seen it here in London. In Norway it is known for its high Vitamin C content. Your photos are lovely and your pot of jam looks very inviting :-)

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  13. I have never heard about this shrub or about the jam. I’d like to try the jam but I don’t think I have ever seen it offered where I live. I also do not think we can grow it here as the climate is too warm for it – such a shame.

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    1. You're right, Vagavonde, this tree needs cold winter, it's not suitable for your climate. But you could find this jam in internet shop. Thank you!

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  14. I would like to have this tree in my garden and make some jam, although it may not suit the climate where I live. The berries really glow, but I can see those nasty thorns. The jam looks delicious and will be very good for your health Nadezda!

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    1. The jam is sour-sweet, I love its taste, Betty. Thank you!

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  15. I don't know this plant, and it has so many health values​​. Your jam looks delicious.
    Greetings :)

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  16. Hi Nadezda, this looks like a wonderful plant. Apparently there are several varieties for sale at One Green World, a nursery not too far from where I live. I should grow it since it sounds delicious and healthy. It's also very pretty. Here is the link: https://www.onegreenworld.com/Sea%20Berry/397/

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    1. Grace, it's interesting! I've seen this nursery and learned I have this one: Botanica

      "One of several superior varieties from a Soviet breeding program in Moscow, Botanica™ is prized for its abundant crops of very large and richly flavored, bright orange fruit. Botanica™ is a very reliable and productive variety in our region". If you have a spot in your garden, it would be very useful plant for your family health. Than you!

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  17. This looks like a beautiful and special plant. It is new to me!

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    1. Yes. Peter, it's a special tree and useful for health. Thank you!

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  18. Sea Buckthorn is not grown widely in America, but I used to live in Russia and loved to drink a syrup made from it in my tea. It has such a wonderful flavor - VERY tart and a little bitter (but just the right amount), plus a creamy, tropical fruity taste. I miss it very much and thought about planting one here, but they take up too much space and I would need two for pollination (no neighbors have males I can "borrow"). You are very lucky to have three in your garden! Thanks for sharing the memories!

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    1. I'm glad you liked the Sea buckthorn berry jam, Rebecca! yes, it has something tropical in its taste. You are welcome, those memories are lovely.

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