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Hybrid Chestnut [1 lb-$10, 2 lb-$16

Freshly harvested cold hardy hybrid sweet chestnuts. The original trees are from Bear Creek Nursery in the early 90s who sourced their trees from the Gellatly breeding program. Older trees showed no winter damage during out 2014 winter of winters in southwest WI. Tho individual trees show signs of blight, they are much more vigorous and have been outgrowing the blighted areas. As far as I understand, there is no such thing as a blight free chestnut. Individual nuts weigh between 6 - 14 grams with an average weight around 10 grams. Very good for eating or for planting. Typically planted in the right conditions you can expect a seedling to begin producing nuts in 6-8 years.

Groundnut [1/2 lb - $15, 1 lb - $25]

My source for these groundnut was Will Bonsall's SCATTERSEED project. Wonderful edible understory plant for your forest garden plantings. Tubers are freshly dug by the order.

Wikipedia says "Apios americana, sometimes called the potato bean, hopniss, Indian potato, hodoimo, America-hodoimo, American groundnut,or groundnut (but not to be confused with other plants sometimes known by the name groundnut) is a perennial vine that bears edible beans and large edible tubers. Its vine can grow to 1–6 m long, with pinnate leaves 8–15 cm long with 5–7 leaflets. The flowers are usually pink, purple, or red-brown, and are produced in dense racemes 7.5–13 cm in length. The fruit is a legume (pod) 5–13 cm long. Botanically speaking, the tubers are rhizomatous stems, not roots. Its natural range is from Southern Canada (including Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick) down through Florida and West as far as the border of Colorado."

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Does the price include shipping? I'm guessing it probably does not, so do you know how much the shipping would be for the pound of ground nuts to Washington? Also, how many ground nuts are in a pound?

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Shipping for 1 pound of groundnut is $6 for usps priority flat rate. As for how many in a pound, the smaller the tubers the more you get, I usually try to send along a mix and I don't include any of the big really big ones. So somewhere between 20 - 40 tubers.
 
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What are the size of the larger ones (those are the second year groundnuts, right?)? I know that there's been some breeding programs done to breed for larger groundnuts, so it'd be neat to know how big the ones you have generally get.

Also, how do you want payment? Should I Purple Moosage you?

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These groundnuts are selected from the wild for their hardiness and should be good into zone 3. The new LSU varieties supposedly don't do that well this far north. Tuber size is quite variable, I'd say the biggest ones are 2-4 oz and the size of a golf ball.

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Do you know if they would get larger in a warmer climate (in other words, do they grow so small because the growing season is shorter)? We're 7b here, so I don't need such cold-hardiness, and larger ground nuts sure would be convenient!
 
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I don't know the answer to your question, tho I would assume a longer growing season means the tubers would be larger. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure you could grow the LSU releases which are reported to be consistently larger.
 
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Will you be selling anything this year?
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miekal and wrote:Hybrid Chestnut  [1 lb-$10, 2 lb-$16



Freshly harvested cold hardy hybrid sweet chestnuts. The original trees are from Bear Creek Nursery in the early 90s who sourced their trees from the Gellatly breeding program.  Older trees showed no winter damage during out 2014 winter of winters in southwest WI.  Tho individual trees show signs of blight, they are much more vigorous and have been outgrowing the blighted areas.  As far as I understand, there is no such thing as a blight free chestnut.  Individual nuts weigh between 6 - 14 grams  with an average weight around 10 grams.  Very good for eating or for planting.  Typically planted in the right conditions you can expect a seedling to begin producing nuts in 6-8 years.

Groundnut [1/2 lb - $15, 1 lb - $25]

My source for these groundnut was Will Bonsall's SCATTERSEED project. Wonderful edible understory plant for your forest garden plantings.  Tubers are freshly dug by the order.

Wikipedia says "Apios americana, sometimes called the potato bean, hopniss, Indian potato, hodoimo, America-hodoimo, American groundnut,or groundnut (but not to be confused with other plants sometimes known by the name groundnut) is a perennial vine that bears edible beans and large edible tubers. Its vine can grow to 1–6 m long, with pinnate leaves 8–15 cm long with 5–7 leaflets. The flowers are usually pink, purple, or red-brown, and are produced in dense racemes 7.5–13 cm in length. The fruit is a legume (pod) 5–13 cm long. Botanically speaking, the tubers are rhizomatous stems, not roots. Its natural range is from Southern Canada (including Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick) down through Florida and West as far as the border of Colorado."

Freshly dormant fig cuttings [$3/per, minimum of 3 cuttings per variety]
Dormant cuttings of Conadria, Strawberry Verte, Green Ischia, Brown Turkey, Celeste, Oregon Honey, Black Jack, Kadota, Alma, Black Mission

Freshly dormant cold hardy hybrid grape cuttings [$2/per, minimum of 3 cuttings per variety]
Dormant cuttings of Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, Sabrevois, St Croix, Kay Gray, St Pepin, Prairie Star, Bluebell, Somerset, Lacrosse

Contact miEKAL aND at fermentation@beyondvineyard.com

 
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right now I have dozens of fig varieties, groundnut, comfrey root, a bunch of different varieties of hardy peach pits & butterheart nuts.  what are you looking for?
 
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miekal and wrote:right now I have dozens of fig varieties, groundnut, comfrey root, a bunch of different varieties of hardy peach pits & butterheart nuts.  what are you looking for?


What are some of your fig varieties that would be good in zone 7b?  I would like to try Celeste.  Got Green Ischia and Desert King from you last year.  Also, would like a few groundnut tubers.
 
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I have Blue Celeste which has slightly larger figs than regular Celeste.

The hardiest varieties I have right now are Sal's Coreleone, Sal's (EL), Osborn Prolific, Atreano, St Anthony, Sweet George, Takoma Violet, Brown Turkey, Overbearing, Alma, Negronne.

Ground is freezing fast here, so if you want groundnut you need to put in an order quick.
 
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