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Where to get apios americana improved varieties

 
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Oikos Tree Crops will be closing their nursery after this spring and will stop selling apios americana improved varieties, which is a great tragedy. They had quite an impressive collection of detailed and advanced varieties of apios americana. I was particulary interested with the "Clusternut Groundnut" and "Kennebec Groundnut" varieties.

Is they any other place to buy some? If you already bought some from Oikos Tree Crops, maybe you can share some tubers to continue to spread those important varieties.
 
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Oh thats really sad ! I dont know of anybody selling as many varieties as they do, but I'd love to find out ! I'ts been a challenge find the improved varieties here in Canada. I sent oikos an email hoping they may have some seeds laying around, but they never got back to me.
 
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WOW sounds like it is a good thing I ordered this year instead of waiting for next year to try apios americana...  I ordered 4 tubers of the Clusternut Groundnut form Oikos for my first try.  I do need to decide how large a grow bag I need for them.  If  they grow well I will be happy to share.
 
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i mostly grow groundnuts in 45 gallon cloth pots.
 
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Oh no, why is Oikos closing?? Their inventory was unbeatable.  Any close runners up?
 
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The owner said after this spring, he is retiring from the nursery business. He will close his website and work in conjunction with farmers and food processors. He will start a new website probably early fall for his new operations.
 
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Oikos will be a great loss.

I just went looking for online sources.  It's slim pickings.

Found one eBay seller offering three different improved LSU varieties. But the price is an eye-watering $23 for a single tuber. Ouch.

And... that's the only source I found in half an hour of diligent searching. Dangit.  

Mind you, I'm not listing the dozens of sites that have catalog entries but are out of stock. Maybe at other times of year they might be in stock, but the internet is full of abandoned empty ecommerce platforms sadly publishing pages for things they haven't sold in years.  So I tend to assume that out of stock pages are permanently out of stock unless the seller has a current and positive reputation with me.  
 
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I was browsing Oikos website to see if there were things I want to order before they close. I couldn't help but notice this listing, which says it will be available in the winter of 2022.

If he's closing after this spring, why would he post things will be available next year?
 
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He said he will likely be selling some seeds or do seed exchange.
 
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greg mosser wrote:i mostly grow groundnuts in 45 gallon cloth pots.


I opted to do just a single plant in a 20 gallon grow bag and 2 in a 30 gallon bag as finding dirt to fill them can be difficult on my budget.   I have to finish filling up the 30 gallons I will be putting the Saint Charles sunchokes in AND the nine 15 to 20 gallon grow bags I will have potatoes in...
 
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