Orange September (Femelle)
The sea-buckthorn is a thorny shrub with separate male and famale 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 vitamin C than oranges. It is said to have useful therapeutic properties, and may be used in face creams, for example.
Orange September female
Hybrid very similar to Harvest Moon produces fruit with a higher sugar content (13.7 Brix). Female plants require one pollinator for each 10 females, or a nearby planting of asexual plants (Hippophae Rhamnoides). Pollinators are effective to within a 50 to 100 foot radius. Tolerates poor, dry soil. Also salt tolerant.