Harvest Moon (Femelle)

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Sea buckthorn

The sea-buckthorn is a thorny shrub with separate male and female plants able to improve relatively poor surrounding soil. It produces orange berry-like fruit on thorny branches. *The bushes generally produce fruit within three years and reach their maximum production within seven or eight wears. Male plants flower between 6 and 12 days earlier than the female. The fruit reaches full maturity within 12 to 15 weeks. The sea-buckthorn is recommended for prevention of soil erosion, as wind-break hedges or livestock enclosures. The fruits may boast 30 times more vitamin C than oranges. It is said to have useful therapeutic properties, and may be used in face creams, for example.

Harves Moon female

This Canadian hybrid has few thorns so the fruit is easy to pick. Tolerates, poor, dry soil and is also salt tolerant. Each plant produces 2.3 kg of fruit the first year. The large (0.8 kg) fruit is easy to pick, either by hand, or by shaking the branches mechanically.