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Tasty berries ready for the picking!
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Canadian Saskatoon berry (serviceberry/juneberry) Amelchanier alnifolia. All varieties provide excellent flavored large berries that may be used just like blueberries. We will ship either Lee 3, Lee 8, Honeywood, Martin, Northline, Smokey, Thiessen depending upon availability at time of shipping. We also carry JB-30 - a newer selection from Saskatchewan with large, delicious berries on a low suckering bush. Please fill in "Note to Seller" at checkout screen if you wish to request a specific variety.

Bushes grow up to 15' tall. Prune tips and plant deeply the first year. After 3 years, prune 1/4 of bush each year to rejuvenate. Self-pollinating. Planting multiple varieties increases fruit set marginally but increases fruit seediness. Susceptible to woolly elm aphid and fire blight. Usually more of a problem in orchard settings than in home gardens.

We have no recommendations for which variety grows best in any particular region, nor do we recommend any specific variety as we are growing them all and they all taste good to us! Size of bushes is managed by pruning out older wood at the base which also ensures vigorous new fruit-producing branches. If you are looking into growing them commercially, links are provided below for more research as to which varieties might suit your operation better.

More info:
USA Gardener, Growing saskatoons in Nebraska, Saskatoon Botany at a Glance (Dr. Richard St-Pierre),, Saskatoon Berry Production Manual (for purchase from Canada).

For wholesale orders of 50+ plants please contact us
for availability of the specific variety you wish and pricing. Note that Lee 8 is not available until fall 2018.

4"-11" tall

12"-20" tall

Saskatoon Berry Black Tea - 20 ct


This hearty and flavourful blend of black tea and real saskatoon berries can be enjoyed hot or iced for a refreshing summertime treat.

$7.50 / box of 20

Saskatoon Berry Black Tea - 5 ct


This hearty and flavourful blend of black tea and real saskatoon berries can be enjoyed hot or iced for a refreshing summertime treat.

$3.00 - box of 5

Saskatoon Berry Green Tea - 5 ct


A taste of the Far East meets West in saskatoon berry flavoured green tea. Try it chilled with a squeeze of citrus (lemon or lime) and a touch of sugar for refreshing summer treat.

$3.00 - box of 5

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The vitamin C concentration of sea berry fruit is 30 times higher than the amount of an orange, 25 times that of a strawberry, and 5 times that of a kiwi. Their vitamin E content exceeds wheat, corn and soybeans. Many people prefer seaberry juice to orange juice, and some enjoy eating the berries fresh off the tree. Read about more health benefits at Livestrong and

Regular deep watering during the hot dry spells of summer will increase seaberry yields substantially. Phosphorus and Potash, along with micro nutrients are necessary, while Nitrogen can actually hinder the plants growth and general vigour.

Sea berry, Hippophae rhamnoides, are either male or female so males are needed for pollination. Males need to be planted at a rate of 1 male for every 6 females, six feet apart. Sea Berry is wind pollinated and bears approximately 3 years after planting. Sea berry is hardy to minus 40° F, grows in USDA zones 3-9, likes full sun and well-drained soil. Ideal pH is between 6.3 and 6.8. Height 8-12'. Spread 5+'

Please note that some varieties of seaberry sucker, up to 15 feet or more, so should not be planted next to your neighbor's property line! Suckers are best controlled by simply mowing the grass around the bush. However, sea buckthorn should not be confused with the black-berried common buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica L. which is considered a noxious weed.

Mary (female)
Medium height (10' - 15' H) with very few thorns.  Fruits are bright orange at maturity and remain firm for a long period which can be harvested until first frost (4-6 weeks harvest from August into September in northern states). Average berry weight 68g/100 berries. Mary has a higher oil content than Sunny and its flavor is more pronounced but the flavour is still mild and pleasant since it is low in total acids, which makes it a great choice for food and beverages as well. Higher oil content is preferable for skin care products. It has, enough oil content to make it the first choice for Finnish company Aromtech, who makes supplement capsules, and the flavor is right up there with Sunny as to palatability. This cultivar produces smaller berries than Sunny but the shrubs are very good producers overall.

1-2' tall, spring and fall shipping

Eva (female) comes from a specially selected seedling from Mary. New to North American in 2017, she comes to us from a Latvian breeding program. The height of the shrubs and look of the berries are the same as Mary. The main differences between the two is the amounts of polyphenols present in the berries and Eva has a bit more oil than Mary. It was developed for maximum nutrient value and has the bonus of producing good tasting fruits also. Great for nutraceuticals and healing ointments.

1-2' tall, spring or fall shipping

Sunny™ Seaberry (female) is a medium height shrub (10-12') with very few thorns. It is an early ripening cultivar which has been growing in North America since the early 2000's. It starts to ripen in August in zone 3 (approx. 100 days after flowering) and harvest time runs for two wees. It is vigorous and well adapted for our climate. The fruits are a bright yellow. Its flavor is mildly tart with a distinct mango-ish flavor. The genetics of this cultivar have been considered the best choice for home gardeners and commercial comestible crops alike for generations. The size and flavour of its fruit is among the best for cooking and juice blends. It has lower oil content than other varieties which some people prefer for making juice and other food products, while more oil may be preferred for cosmetics use.

Sunny History: This Russian born breed (originally named Botaniceskaya Ljubitelskaya), was renamed and registered as Sunny in Latvia and was selected by Latvian agronomists as the first choice for commercial comestible sea buckthorn products.
Berry weight: avg. 1 gram (with proper care)
Thorns: Sunny will have a few small thorns along the branch and at the tip but far less thorny than Leikora and Hergo. A bit more thorny than Chuskaya.

Sunny 1-2' tall Coming Fall 2018 or Spring 2019

MALE Seaberry

* 1 male per 5-7 of the above listed females
* best suited for early and mid season female varietes (listed above)
1-2' tall

4-year-old pruned to 2' tall

Seaberry Links
Frozen seaberries at The Honeyberry Farm
Production Guide (Thomas & McLoughlin, 1997 )
Overview in French (Trépanier, 2011)
International Sea Buckthorn conference, Germany 2013
Himalayan Sea Buckthorn
Universite Laval article by Gutierrez, Luis Felipe
Harvesting technologies for sea buckthorn fruit Fotos of various unnamed bushes.
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