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Travis Krause
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Location: D'Hanis, Texas
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I am looking for seeds and having considerable difficulty finding what I need. I live in Zone 8A about 50 miles West of San Antonio. Willing to barter/purchase/free tree seeds.

Here is a list of what I am looking for:
Blanco Crabapple, Southern Crabapple, Mexican Plum, Chickasaw Plum, Wild (Feral) Pear, Black Cherry, American Persimmon, Texas Red Oak, Mexican White Oak (aka Monterrey Oak), Red Mulberry, Sawtooth Oak, Golden Ball Leadtree, Jujube, PawPaw, and whatever else you might have that is adapted to VERY HOT summers, windy, and DRY conditions.

Have a lot of Leucaena leucocephala seeds for sale or trade. Can also collect as much Mesquite seed as your heart may desire.

Searching for seeds from trees that are growing in Texas and are adapted to our conditions (New Mexico & Arizona would be okay as well).

If you have seeds or know of resources please post.

Thanks,
Travis Krause
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Travis Krause
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A little more info about my location: Ranges from heavy clay flint rock hills to black bottom land soil. Alkaline. About 850 ft elevation. 500 acres more or less. Looking to build some lengthy swales and plant this upcoming December. Have a greenhouse and shade cloth for growing seedlings. Trying to curb costs by growing from seed instead of purchasing seedlings.
 
Terri Matthews
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Here is a place with bundles of 25 Sawtooth seedlings: https://tfsapps.tamu.edu/wtn/StoreFront/Products.aspx?CatID=1

I got good seedlings from my own State's forestry department! Though of course I have never used yours as I would be afraid the trees are not hardy for my area
 
Travis Krause
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Terri Matthews wrote:Here is a place with bundles of 25 Sawtooth seedlings: https://tfsapps.tamu.edu/wtn/StoreFront/Products.aspx?CatID=1

I got good seedlings from my own State's forestry department! Though of course I have never used yours as I would be afraid the trees are not hardy for my area


Thanks for the research Terri. I have ordered trees from the Texas Forestry Department earlier this year. Specifically Osage Orange and Chickasaw Plum. Very affordable, but the trees were butchered. Roots trimmed excessively and topped of at one foot. Will not be ordering from them again.

Thanks,
Travis
 
Wayne Mackenzie
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Location: Sunizona Az., USA @ 4,400' Zone 8a
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Travis Krause wrote:
Terri Matthews wrote: Specifically Osage Orange and Chickasaw Plum. Very affordable, but the trees were butchered. Roots trimmed excessively and topped of at one foot. Will not be ordering from them again.
Thanks,
Travis


I bought my Chickasaw Plum (Guthrie & Odom) trees from "Mail Order Natives." All four were near 4' and sold in soil. I can't recommend them enough!
 
Dan Boone
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PM me an address if you would like some American Persimmon seeds from Oklahoma. No trade needed. I don't have hundreds to spare but I could send 25 or so.

I was going to buy 50 sand plum seedlings from Oklahoma forestry this year but they were already out of stock.
 
John Elliott
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I have lots of sawtooth acorns. Send me a PM and let me know how many you want.

Also, try the Desert Legume Program at the University of Arizona. They have a seed bank and are very nice about sending samples (a couple dozen seeds).
 
Travis Krause
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John Elliott wrote:I have lots of sawtooth acorns. Send me a PM and let me know how many you want.

Also, try the Desert Legume Program at the University of Arizona. They have a seed bank and are very nice about sending samples (a couple dozen seeds).


John - Just looked at their website and they have a fantastic seed bank of legume species. Thanks for the help. I think I will write them a request (snail mail) and send them a few bucks to show my appreciation.
 
Jen Shrock
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Might want to try www.sheffields.com for a variety of the seeds that you are looking for. They offer in various quantities and, I think, are pretty reasonably priced.
 
Akiva Silver
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you can get lots of tree seeds from F.W. Schumacher. good prices, and an enormous selection.
 
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J. L. Hudson

Lots of tree seeds at reasonable prices.
 
Travis Krause
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Thanks for the suggestions. Sheffields seems to have a lot of the seeds I am looking for.

 
Dan Boone
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I have promised myself not to buy any more seeds this year -- I already have more things to plant than I have space for and energy to tend -- but there are many things I want at that Sheffield's link. Next year, next year...
 
I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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