We take online seed orders from September to October 31 or as long as supplies last. Seed is sold out until then.
We offer seed from our best parent trees for those that want to start their own trees. Select from the list provided. The seed will be prepared for stratifying for Canadian customers. You may fall plant if you wish or add water and store in plastic bags in the crisper of the refrigerator until spring planting time. Wet the 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.
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 cultivar 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 higher 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.