Irish Sea Buckthorn Growers Association

promoting sea buckthorn in Ireland

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Sea buckthorn is native to most European countries (including the UK), but not Ireland. It is known to have been in grown in Ireland since the early 1800s, but may have been here far longer.

Sea buckthorn is planted in many countries to prevent erosion or to provide shelter. It is also a nitrogen fixer so contributes to raising nitrogen levels in soils. It is grown commerically for a wide variety of purposes in approximately forty countries worldwide, but mainly for its nutritious berries.