Cold Hardy Fruit Trees and Products for Sale

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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 a 2.5" potted plant of either Lee 3, Lee 8, Honeywood, Martin, Nelson, Northline, Smokey, Thiessen depending upon availability at time of shipping. Please add "Note to Seller" upon checkout screen if you wish to request a specific variety.

Bushes grow 6'-15' tall. 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. See USA Gardener and Wikipedia for more info.

Dr. Richard St-Pierre has compiled more detailed information regarding saskatoons. See Saskatoon Botany at a Glance with more info A Saskatoon Berry Production Manual is also available for purchase from Canada.

For wholesale orders of 50+ plants please contact us
for availability of the specific variety you wish and pricing.
(Tasty berries pictured at left are from an unidentified variety at an orchard in Saskatchewan. Click here for more fotos.)

4"-11" tall

12"-20" tall

4-11" 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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Russian Orange  Trophy seaberry cp150.jpg
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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.

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-berries common buckthorn Rhamnus cathartica L. which is considered a noxious weed.

Autumn Glow, a new variety with few thorns, is getting propagated in Canada and will not be available until 2017.

Orange Russian (Otradnaya cv) grows well with a good yield, featuring very large, flavorful, deep orange berries and attractive, grayish green foliage. Orange Russian does fine in areas with long, cold winters and also grows well in mild climates. One of the earliest to ripen. Female plant shipped bare root.


Trophy features bright green foliage, grows rapidly and has few thorns. Trophy also grows well in cold and milder climates. The berry is not among the largest but it is a reasonable size, red-orange in color, and is very nice tree both ornamentally and for fruit. It is our propagator's preferred variety. Female plant shipped bare root.


Chuskaya (Star of Altai) Seaberry boasts larger berries, very good cultivar in limited supply. Chuskaya originates from Russia and has been growing in North America since the mid 2000's.


Sunny Seaberry features larger berries, very good cultivar in limited supply. Sunny oiginates from Latvia and as been growing in North America since the early 2000's. It is vigorous and well adapted for our climate. The fruits are a bright yellow.


Male Seaberry
(1 male per 5-7 of the above listed females)
Male 12"-24" tall

Seaberry Links
Production Guide (Thomas & McLoughlin, 1997 )
Overview in French (Tr├ępanier, 2011)
International Sea Buckthorn conference, Germany 2013
Himalayan Sea Buckthorn
Universite Laval article by Gutierrez, Luis Felipe
Fotos of various unnamed bushes.





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