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Farm, Garden and The Land => Permaculture, Land Management and Foraging => Topic started by: surfivor on March 28, 2017, 09:17:55 AM

Title: unsexed seaberry
Post by: surfivor on March 28, 2017, 09:17:55 AM
I ordered unsexed seaberry seedlings from burnt ridge nursery. They are no longer on their website

But this site says:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/501856145/seaberry-unsexed-hippophae-rhamnoides?ref=market

"unsexed plants- routinely 50% or more female plants "

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 I am not sure if that was the best option or if I should get a female plant ? It seemed like I was getting a bunch of seedlings for a buck or two each so I went with that. I have never grown these before.
Title: Re: unsexed seaberry
Post by: I.L.W. on April 04, 2017, 09:45:21 AM
If you've got 5-10 plants, you should be OK. They're dominantly female from seed, but with that many, odds are you'll get a male too. If you only have 2-3, I'd buy a male. Seedlings are good if you're going to start a seaberry thicket in a remote corner of our land. If you want to cultivate for production, you'll want sexed plants so you can minimize the number of males, and space them evenly among females for optimal pollination.

It comes down to your goals.

"I'm going to plant a bunch, whatever I get, I get, I may pick some when they're in season, but it's not a major part of my food preps and diet"
In this case, go with bulk seedlings.

"I want to store 30 Quarts of seaberry, frozen, dehydrated or canned each year to cover a nutrition gap in my food preps"
In this case, buy sexed plants and plan the area for intensive cultivation.
Title: Re: unsexed seaberry
Post by: Clarkinks on July 16, 2018, 04:05:49 AM
Recently ordered 10 unsexed plants myself from Burntridge. Once I figure out which are males and females if I find I have a really high number of males or sparsely bearing females I will graft the unproductive ones over to the most productive. I’ve grafted many plants but never seaberry. The juice I purchased reminds me a little of carrot juice mixed with lemons but it’s tolerable and it does seem very healthy. Figured I would taste it before I grew the plants in case I hated the taste. Anyone know how long it takes for them to produce?
Title: Re: unsexed seaberry
Post by: mountainmoma on July 16, 2018, 08:58:02 AM
so, how has this turned out ? Does anyone have producing bushes ?

I love the idea of seaberries, I have murdered quite a few of them.  That and currant bushes, just gone. I did have a few years of getting a few black currants at least.