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A source for tree seeds to get your food forest up and running fast  RSS feed

 
Craig Dobbson
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I've been looking to expand my food forest within the next couple of years and I came across this site while looking for wholesale tree seeds:



TreeSeeds.com has served thousands of customers from first time growers, hobbyists to experienced nurserymen with high quality tree & shrub seeds. As a small business, our expert tree planting staff offers educated, personable and professional customer service that you will not find anywhere else. We don't just sell you tree seeds - we help you grow trees for future generations to enjoy.


I had a look around the site and found that they carry seeds for some of my favorite permaculture trees and some other exotic things that I would love to try to grow here in Maine.  I found a few interesting items, some of which I could grow here, and some that I would have to buy once I retire to the south 40 years from now.  Look at what I found:

Wild Purple Passion Fruit 


Manchurian Apricot


American Cranberry


Honey locust



They offer FREE SHIPPING on orders of $75 or more to the USA and Canada

Here's a link to the site. Let me know what you think of it.

TreeSeeds.com

They also have a growing guide which has some good info for anyone trying to start trees from seed.  Most of my current food forest was grown from saplings or bare root trees that I bought in the spring 5 years ago.  Now that I know what grows well in my area, I'm considering expanding my forest by planting tons of seeds.  I'm thinking that maybe this is a good resource to get started towards that goal.
Tree Growing Guide

One last thing. This company ships all over the place so if you aren't in the US or Canada, check out the shipping page to see if they ship to your neck of the woods.
Shiping Information

I haven't ordered anything yet, as I'm just barely keeping up with my harvests for this year but I thought that other permies might want to know about this resource.  I hope that they still have plenty of seeds in stock during the winter months when I'll be able to obsessively compile my wish list for the spring.  

Best Wishes
 
Jarret Hynd
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Location: Sask, Canada - Zone 3b
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Thanks for the share! It's actually been very difficult to find a bulk seed supplier that is either in Canada or will ship across the border. Even though the crappy exchange rate irks me everytime, the free shipping+reasonable prices more than makes up for that. Most online nurseries I find are asking $0.50 a pop for a single seed before... and that's at "bulk" price... (nothing rare or fancy either)

Here is some additional information about TreeSeed:

- Packaging Example

- Etsy store with good reviews. They've been on the web since 2012 apparently.

- From their Facebook page: "Just 2 guys here owners myself Patrick and Arlon my partner."

- A nursery review site has mixed opinions which could mean they've grown too much recently and quality has gone down as a result. (or just some complainers recently)

- Almost monthly occurring 4 day flash sales that range from 15-25% off and there seem to be no restrictions on varieties - anything goes?

- Something to note in the Shipping Information: "*Please make sure the seeds you select can be shipped into your country. We don't provide Phyto Certificates. We don't offer refunds if your order is confiscated by your countries customs officials." So, do your due-diligence

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Variety Packs are pretty neat, as they've selected native trees for each state. You get 150 seeds from 6 varieties for $4 - $16.

They should have a flash sale again in the next week or so, if that happens, I'll give them a try and report back. I've sent them an inquiry on where they sourced a few of their varieties, so let's see how that goes.

 
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