I've read that sea buckthorn needles are lethal, so I was wondering how sharp they are. Are they like sewing needles, or like a pen point? enter image description here

  • link for lethality? Jun 11, 2016 at 2:12

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It seems the sharpness of the thorns depends on the cultivar

Normally sea buckthorn has thorns surrounding the berries which also vary in density, shape, size and sharpness. In Russia, Germany and Mongolia, thornless or near thornless cultivars have been bred.


This is Harvest Moon, a largely thornless variety

thornless cultivar

  • What about the other ones, because I live in the US, not CA? Jun 12, 2016 at 1:31

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