Sea Buckthorn Seeds


Product Description:
Sea Buckthorn
Common/Wild Sea buckthorn
Hippophae Rhamnoides
Perennial: Hardy in Zones 3-8
When to Sow: Spring, Late Summer, Fall
Ease of Germination: Moderate
Uses: Culinary, Tea, Medicinal



Wild Sea Buckthorn Seeds

Sea buckthorn seeds are a 50/50 mixture of male and female seeds. To ensure pollination, you need at least one male plant for every six female plants on your property. The plants will produce berries in 3-4 years, and this is when you can differentiate between the male and female plants; the females produce the berries.

Sea buckthorn is a thorny shrub or tree with a high medicinal and nutritional value. Because of the berries’ high nutritional value, known as a superfood. It can grow up to 20 feet. The plant can spread by rhizomes and seeds. The spacing should be 1 m (3′ feet) between trees and 4 m between rows.

How to Grow Sea Buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) is a cold-hardy shrub native to the northern hemisphere. It is a perennial and is hardy in zones 3-8. It prefers well-draining, light, sandy soil with a pH of 6 to 6.7, although it will grow in soils with a pH of 5.5 to 8.3. Plant in full sun, as it cannot tolerate shade at any growth stage.

Germinating Sea Buckthorn Seeds

Soak the seeds in water for 48 hours. Afterwards,  throw away any seeds that are floating.  The remaining seeds require cold stratification for eight weeks.

How to Cold Stratify Sea Buckthorn Seeds

  • Soak the seeds in water for 48 hours. Throw away seeds that remain floating.
  • Mix the remaining seeds with equal parts of moistened peat moss.
  • Place in a ziplock bag and seal.
  • Keep in the refrigerator for at least eight weeks.
  • Do not allow the peat moss to dry out—you may have to add some water periodically.
  • Afterwards, sow seeds in pots filled with sterilized potting soil.

Sowing Sea Buckthorn

After the seeds have been cold stratified, surface sow them onto prepared, soil-filled containers. It’s best to use quality garden soil when starting seeds. Leave the seeds uncovered; exposure to light is required to stimulate the germination process. Keep the soil moist, and do not allow it to dry out completely. Also, be sure to keep the seeds in a sunny location with good air circulation to avoid fungi and mould issues.

Press the seeds into sterilized soil, but leave them partially exposed. The seeds require exposure to light to stimulate germination. Keep soil moist but not soggy until the seeds have germinated and have at least two sets of leaves. Transplant the seedlings outside in spring or summer.

Sea Buckthorn Berry

Sea buckthorn has a lot of medicinal value and uses. It has been used for centuries as a herbal remedy to relieve coughs, aid digestion, invigorate blood circulation and alleviate pain. The berries are highly nutritional and contain high antioxidants such as vitamin C and E. They are also rich in flavonoids, strengthening the immune system and heart and protecting you from diseases. The juice is often used as a sweetener for herbal teas, and the berries are usually made into sauces, marmalades, and jellies.

Sea Buckthorn Benefits 


  • It helps to protect cells from cancer.
  • It promotes a healthy cardiovascular system.
  • Used to treat wounds and infection – speeds healing.
  • It Improves eyesight.

 Sea Buckthorn Oil

  • It helps treat heart problems.
  • Asthma.
  • It reduces high cholesterol.
  • Helps fight cancer.
  • Used to heal gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Helps with night blindness and dry eyes.
  • Clears up acne and blackheads.
  • Used as an expectorant (loosens phlegm).
  • Used to treat wounds and infection – speeds healing.

Additional information

Seed Quantity

100 seeds, 500 seeds, 1,500 seeds


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