Seed

SEED PAGE IS NOW AVAILABLE. We take all seed orders from September 1- October 15.

We offer seed from our best parent trees for those that want to start their own trees. Select from the list provided in the list below. The seed will be prepared for stratifying for Canadian customers. You may fall plant if you wish, or store in plastic bags in the crisper of the refrigerator until spring planting time. Wet the peat moss already in the bag, or add peat moss with the seed to a point just before water run-off. Once prepared, check the seed several times through the winter. Do not allow the seed to dry out. Chestnut seed is the exception. It should be stored with almost dry peat moss and should remain plump with a minimum of moisture showing. Most temperate seeds require a minimum of 8-10 weeks of cool moist conditioning. Once warm moist conditions return, a chemical reaction occurs in the seed to cause it to naturally split the shell and sprout.

A word of caution: Do not store seed in areas where mice and other critters have access. We recommend a refrigerator at temperatures between 1-4o C or underground at a well-drained location in a wire cage container for the winter. A mulched covering of wood chips, straw or leaves is advised.

Download our Seed stratification information here.

Minimum order of any seed is 20 nuts.  Shipping is extra. There is Canadian tax on seed. American customers, can order seed nuts priced at par. We must have a Canadian inspection certificate provided at an extra cost to us that we must pass on of $15.

We do not warranty natural or human misguidance if seed does not sprout or survive.

Seed selections cannot be combined. For example the 100 seed option is for 100 seeds of 1 selection or species. The counted seed price is determined by the amount of time spent to usually hand collect and assemble an order. We do not offer the seed options to be broken down into requests for separate cultivars or varieties.

100 seed = 100 seed one cultivar

500 seed = 500 seed of one cultivar

Orders for seed cannot be combined with tree orders. Please make one order for seed and a separate order for trees.

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Heartnut Seeds

Select seed from the following cultivars:  'Campbell CW3', 'Campbell CWW' - both are 'Etter' seedling selections from Doug Campbell of Niagara-on-the-Lake;  'Bates' - an old selection; 'Wright' - an old selection from Erie PA; 'Schubert' - female parent of 'Imshu', introduced by Ken Schubert from Illinois;.'Mixed Harvest' - a mixture of named selections.

Please name your preferred selection(s) in the checkout comment section.

 

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Persian Walnut Seeds

Select seeds of: 'Mixed Harvest' - a mixture of our best selections; 'Young's B1' - a 'Broadview' seedling selection from George Young of Lyons, NY;  'Bauer 2' - a Grimo selection from Mitchell, ON.

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Butternut Seeds

Butternut seed is available of the following selections: 'Beckwith' - a reliable selection of undetermined origin; 'Booth' - a cultivar of undetermined origin; 'Craxezy' - ​from Union City, Michigan; Mixed Harvest​a mixture of the available selections.

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Black Walnut Seeds

Select from seed of: 'Emma K' - a thin shelled selection from Illinois;; 'Grimo 108H' - a Grimo selectin of undetermined origin; 'Mixed Harvest' - a mixture of our named selections; 'Wild Niagara Harvest' - a mixture of our best natural trees from the Niagara area; 'Manitoba Source' - prairie zone 3 seed originating from Fargo, North Dakota was planted at the Morden Experiment Station in Manitoba by Les Kerr. 'Minnesota Source' - an early ripening seedling tree originally from a cold region of Minnesota.

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Hazelnut Seeds

Seed is available of each the following: 'Slate' and 'Gene' - these are selections from the Geneva Experimental Station in NY;  'Alex'- a Grimo selection of 'Faroka' ('Faroka' is a cross of Turkish tree hazel x European hazel bred by Jack Gellatly in BC); 'Farris Hybrids' - Cecil Farris was a Michigan backyard hazelnut breeder who used 'Faroka' as a parent to produce several selections; 'Gamma'​, 'Lewis' - these two selections were produced by Dr. Shawn Mehlenbacher the hazelnut breeder of Oregon State University. 

Our Northern Hazels are suited for colder zones. We have 4 sources which originate from 4 breeding origins.
1) ‘Asian/Quebec Source’- This source is likely a hybrid between C. heterophylla x C. americana. My original parent tree came to me from a Quebec enthusiast who saw potential in this original hybrid. The seed offered is from the off-spring of the original parent.
2) ‘Skinner’ - Skinner was a hobby breeder from Manitoba. He crossed a Manitoba hazel (probably C. Americana) with a European hazel from a NY source. (The details are sketchy because I was unable to get accurate information beyond the name and the origin.) His best selection was named after him and that is the seed source being offered. We selected an open pollinized cultivar from this parent we call ‘Dermis’. You can choose ‘Skinner’ or ‘Dermis’.
3) ‘Saskatchewan Source’- Les Ker, a research scientist from the Morden Station in Manitoba, was responsible for crossing C. americana from Saskatchewan with pollen from the Geneva Research Station in NY. We offer seed from a mixture of our resulting selections.
4) ‘Minnesota Source’ - Carl Weschcke used C. americana in a cross with European to create hardy, very productive hybrids. The seed offered is from the best seedlings in our orchard.

Turkish Tree Hazel Hybrids ​- These open pollinized trees are seedlings of a pure Turkish tree hazel.They were planted out in the hazelnut orchard and so the seed from these trees will have a variety of characteristics. Germination may or may not be low. Turkish tree hazels sometimes need scarification or an extra year of stratification to germinate. The hybrids may overcome this.

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Shagbark Hickory Seeds

Choose from the highlighted selections: 'Davis' - a selection from NY; 'Weschcke' - a selection from MN; 'Ryan' a seedling of 'Neilson', an Ontario selection. This is a new selection from our orchard;  'Mixed Harvest' - a mixture of our best cultivars.

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Shellbark Hickory Seeds

Seeds of: 'Mixed Harvest Shellbark' a mixture of our named selections.

 

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Hican Seeds

Seed is available from: 'Burton'- This is a natural cross of pecan and shagbark hickory.

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Ultra Northern Pecan Seeds

Mixed harvest seed from grafted orchard ultra northern pecan trees is available. Sorry, trees are too crowded to keep individual seed trees separate. You may select from 'mid-season mixed harvest pecans' or 'late season mixed harvest pecans'. Late season pecans tend to be larger nuts and are ready to harvest in early November.

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Pawpaw Seeds

'Select Pawpaw' - Our seed comes from our own selected and grafted trees. We use the same seed for our own tree sales.

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USA Inspection certificate for seed orders

All US seed orders must have a government plant officer inspection before shipping.  A certificate will be issued that must accompany the seed. The cost for this inspection is $15 US.

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