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Janne Lassila
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Hello!

I was wondering why we don't share seeds inside the scandinavia (or people who are interested to do so from outside), so I started this topic. If there is already one, please excuse me!
And by Scandinavia I of course mean the Nordic countries .

So what do people have/need? I am foraging for wild japanese quinces (Chaenomeles japonica) this fall, already know few good places, so their seeds I can definetely send. Apple scion wood I could send also, I love our old tree and it's taste. I collected also siberian pea shrub seeds, if anybody is interested?
Since I don't have that much to send, I am willing to pay a little bit for seeds of course. Especially if someone has hardy quinces (genus Cydonia) , I'd be MOST iterested. Also all kinds of nuts are things that interest me.

Regards, Janne from Southwestern Finland
 
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Wow, this is a great opportunity!

Some of my favourite seeds are from Finland.  I don't know what to call them, but basically, they are a kind of turnip that grows in recently cleared land and likes ash in the soil.  These are ready to eat in 4 to 6 weeks.  I think it's because there is such a short time between frosts, many Finnish plants are quick to mature.  Does this sound right?
 
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Could the plant be Brassica rapa, or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutabaga ; ? It has been grown traditionally in recently burned areas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash-and-burn)  , very old type of farming in Finland.
Those seeds I don't need back though .
 
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Janne Lassila wrote:Could the plant be Brassica rapa, or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutabaga ; ? It has been grown traditionally in recently burned areas (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash-and-burn)  , very old type of farming in Finland.
Those seeds I don't need back though .


It could be.  I call them Ash-neeps because I don't understand the Finnish name.  They taste very sweet like turnips, they grow about 3 to 4 inches across, and are very flat, almost like someone sat on them.  They make the most amazing pickled turnips.  
 
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That's the one.  AMAZING TURNIPS (or turnip like objects).

I guess my point is that Finland has great seeds! 

I'll have a look in my seed collection and see what I have that might work for you.
 
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I collected these japanese quinces today, and I'm about to make marmelade this monday from some. I will have LOTS of those seeds to give away. Some are of thornless variety 'Sirius' , cultivated in Finland, others are from an unknown bush with thorns. Still, they produced quite nicely those thorned ones (majority of this is that).
I am trying to get northern variety of good nut trees, persimmons, true quinces, paw paws, and dream of growing a truebreed red mulberry one day here.
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Hi  Janne😀, we are living about 35 klm from Savonlinna. Seed swap....brilliant, love it.
We grow most of our own veggies and the usual friuts,but not Japanese Quince,so we would love to give it a try.
We do have seeds but they are  flowers and veg. I can send a list if you are interested😀.
I would love a mulberry and some nut trees, but I think we are just too far north.
We have chickens and sheep, we grow extra winter squash for the sheep and pretty much everything else goes to the chickens😉.

 
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Yeah, drop me a list of anything edible, for now I don't want to grow flowers. Well except something that attracts the bees!
I think that white mulberry might do okay there...and nuts, well,  just check http://www.taimet.net  ; , for some nut trees around you..veery close .

-Janne
 
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Gonna bump this up again, did you R Ranson and Nicola have some seeds, or is it too early still?

 
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