For over 20 years, the family company Christine Berger has devoted itself entirely to the sea buckthorn and other – often forgotten – wild fruits.
The bright yellow sea buckthorn berries grow on thorny bushes and loose calcareous sandy soil, on rocky slopes or on sand dunes. The career of the “lemon of the north” as the sea buckthorn is also known, began in the GDR, where tropical fruits were usually in short supply, so that the sea buckthorn was an important source of vitamins.
Today, the company cultivates certified organic sea buckthorn on about 150 hectares. Free of pollution and chemical fertilizers, the fruit grows in the Brandenburg fields. Split and flash frozen, the berries are gently processed to ensure that the valuable active ingredients will remain preserved. Unlike many other providers of sea buckthorn products, in the Berger company, the cultivation, development of the individual products and their sales are all still done under one roof.