Orange Russian (Otradnaya) (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 years. 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 vitgamin C than oranges. It is said to have useful therapeutic properties, and may be used in face creams, for example.

Orange Russian female (Otradnaya)

A hardy, cold-resistant variety that ripens early, it produces orange-yellow berries. Its leaves are grey-green. Drought resistant once well rooted.