If sea buckthorn grows in your garden, here, first of all, you should focus on the variety and the timing of its ripening. After all, early varieties can be harvested in August, late ones – after the second half of September. However, it is difficult to name the exact dates here, because much depends on the weather conditions.
In a ripe berry, the color becomes intense, bright and characteristic of this variety. Ripe berries are tight, but not firm, easily break off.
If you buy sea buckthorn in the market, then try the berry. It should be soft, sour and with a pronounced aroma.