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Hippophae rhamnoides 'Inya' (female)

Inya Sea Buckthorn (female), Inya Seaberry (female)

Main interest:
early season variety, high yield in 3 years, high carotene, great for cosmetic, exceptional flavoured berries, almost thornless
full sun
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
USDA Hardiness:
zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 5 ft (1.5 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
fruit prodcution, hedge

Hippophae rhamnoides 'Inya' (Inya Sea Buckthorn) produces large orange-red fruits (0,85g per fruit or 85g/100 fruits in average). Inya is a Russian female cultivar, featuring almost thornless branches, making berries easy to pick by hand. A highly productive variety that has high fruit yield from the age of three (up to 14,9t/ha).

Inya's fruit is noted for its exceptional taste and high carotene content (25mg/100g). While its vitamin C content (80mg/100g) is more modest and its oil content (4% of its weight) is one of the lowest, this variety is recommended for making cosmetics. With a low sugar rate of 5,2% and fairly high acidity (1,7%), Inya Sea Buckthorn is not particularly recommended for juices.

Female plants require a male species nearby to produce fruit. Typical orchards have 1 male for every 7 female plants. Blooming for 6 to 12 days, in early May, Inya is an early bloomer. It will require a male 'Gnom' or 'Lord' Sea Buckthorn (early season), or eventually 'Pollmix' (mid-season) to be planted nearby.

Orange berries and attractive greyish green foliage make this edible plant a beautiful landscape addition in the fall and winter months. Sea Buckthorn plants are also a great addition as they catch atmospheric nitrogen, and redirect it into the ground.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$17.99 - $44.99 $9.99 - $44.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Also known as: Sea Berry, Swallowthorn, Sandthorn, Siberian pineapple

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