Harvesting Sea Buckthorn Berries
Looks like one of the female seabuckthorn plants actually formed some berries this year. A surprise to me, as I did not notice any flowers this spring.
Since this will be our first harvest, I was wondering how one tells when the berries are ripe. Right now mine are a yellowish color, not the bright orange one usually sees, so I am assuming they have a ways to go. Also do I need to net this bush to keep the birds out?