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fresh spicebush seed for sale

 
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16 seeds for $8 including shipping to most of the continental u.s. - for shipping to elsewhere, contact me and we’ll figure it out. if you’re interested in other things i sell, shipping can be combined.

spicebush (Lindera benzoin) is a shrub in the laurel family, native to most of the eastern U.S…the small yellow-green sweet-smelling flowers, bright red berries, and yellow fall foliage make it a point of interest in gardens.

medicinal tea can be made from the leaves and twigs, and the berries can be used as a spice - i will be offering dried spicebush berries for culinary use elsewhere on this site. it’s also the primary food source for the spice swallowtail butterfly (Papilio troilus) there are many mentions on these forums of the uses and usefulness of this plant.

fresh, never dried seed from this year’s berries germinates best (with some stratification). seeds will come packed in moist medium in a small ziplock bag, ready for outdoor or refrigerator stratification.
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pardon the poke berries, this picture taken deep in the spice ‘bush’!
pardon the poke berries, this picture taken deep in the spice ‘bush’!
 
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Hey Greg, do you have any seeds at present? I realize it might be a bit late in the year, but if you have any I'm interested.
 
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hi eino!

i’m sorry but i don’t! the window for fresh seed is generally from late august through a chunk of september if you’d like to remind me next year. i have seed for carolina allspice, Calycanthus floridus, but that’s not nearly as versatile in the kitchen.
 
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Yeah, guessed as much. I'll remind you. Thanks!
 
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