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  • Abies procera - Noble Fir
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Christmas Tree. A beautiful, evergreen conifer, most popularly known for its use as a Christmas tree (one of several species used). Native to the coastal mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Tall and...

     
  • Acer macrophyllum - Bigleaf Maple

    Acer macrophyllum - Bigleaf Maple
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A medium to large sized maple, known for its huge leaves---the biggest of any maple---which can reach up to a foot across. Also popular for its bright, canary yellow colored fall foliage. Native to the...

     
  • Acer mono - Painted Maple

    Acer mono - Painted Maple
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. An attractive and very colorful maple, reasonably fast growing for a maple, up to 25 ft / 7.5 m. Best known for its fall foliage, colored in gorgeous shades of red, yellow and gold. A popular ornamental and...

     
  • Acer palmatum Ogon sarasa - Calico Cloth Japanese Maple

    Acer palmatum Ogon sarasa - Calico Cloth Japanese Maple
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Golden fall foliage abounds with this beautiful Japanese Maple. The serrated, five-lobed leaves turn to crimson red, then to varying shades of gold, often with green along their central veins. Can grow to...

     
  • Acer palmatum Red Pygmy - Dwarf Red Japanese Maple

    Acer palmatum Red Pygmy - Dwarf Red Japanese Maple
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. A lovely ornamental Japanese Maple, with dark green leaves that turn red throughout the warm months, and then turn orange during the fall season. Compact form, growing to 6 ft high, by approximately 7 ft...

     
  • Acer palmatum var. Dissectum atropurpureum - Laceleaf Japanese Maple

    Acer palmatum var. Dissectum atropurpureum - Laceleaf Japanese Maple
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A spectacular ornamental maple tree, with ornate, frilly leaves colored in deep crimson red. Compact form, grows to 6 ft high, by approximately 7 ft spread. Along with their wonderful coloration, leaves...

     
  • Acer rubrum - Red Maple

    Acer rubrum - Red Maple
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. One of the most common maple's and deciduous trees throughout much of the eastern half of North America. Very popular as a landscape and street tree, owing to its attractive, red colored foliage in the...

     
  • Amelanchier alnifolia - Saskatoon Serviceberry

    Amelanchier alnifolia - Saskatoon Serviceberry
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. A small berry native to much of North America. The small blue fruits look a bit like blueberries and have a variety of uses, from preserves and pies, to ciders and alcohol. A deciduous shrub growing to...

     
  • Amelanchier lamarckii - Snowy Juneberry

    Amelanchier lamarckii - Snowy Juneberry
    $3.25

    15 seeds per pack. One of several juneberry species, this known for its prolific white blooms. Bears small, dark purple fruits that are edible and have a flavor somewhat akin to a sweet apple. Deciduous, shrubby tree to...

     
  • Amelanchier spicata - Dwarf Serviceberry

    Amelanchier spicata - Dwarf Serviceberry
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A short statured servicerberry, having red to purple fruits that are of very good eating quality. During the colonial and pre-colonial era, the serviceberry was once an esteemed fruit, commonly used in...

     
  • Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry

    Arctostaphylos uva-ursi - Bearberry
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A low growing shrub that rarely exceeds 1-2ft, bearing small red, fleshy edible berries. The sweet berries have a mealy texture and have a variety of uses, from flavoring beverages to teas and stews...

     
  • Artemisia caudata - Beach Wormwood
    $2.00

    1000 seeds per pack. A biennial or perennial wormwood native to much of North America. Grows well in sandy soils. Has small, green flower spikes. The plant also has a variety of medicinal uses. Freeze hardy to zone 5. #2832...

     
  • Atriplex hortensis - Garden Orach

    Atriplex hortensis - Garden Orach
    $2.50

    100 seeds per pack. A versatile plant, grown both for its edible leaves and also as an ornamental. The leaves are eaten much like spinach and have a similar flavor. Plants are more tolerant to hot and cold extremes than...

     
  • Atriplex hortensis - Orach, Red

    Atriplex hortensis - Orach, Red
    $2.50

    100 seeds per pack. A red leafed version of the popular garden herb. A versatile plant, grown both for its edible leaves and also as an ornamental. The leaves are eaten much like spinach and have a similar flavor. Plants are...

     
  • Capparis spinosa - Caper

    Capparis spinosa - Caper
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Vining, bushy plant, producing the capers of commerce. Subtropical/Mediterranean, can survive to 20F, as well as temperatures well above 100F. Pretty flowers are followed by egg shaped fruit. #302 Hardy to...

     
  • Chenopodium capitatum - Strawberry Spinach

    Chenopodium capitatum - Strawberry Spinach
    $2.00

    (Chenopodium capitatum) 100 seeds per pack. A delightful garden annual with both edible fruits and edible leaves. The leaves are eaten raw and used like spinach, being high in vitamins A and C. The small red fruits have a...

     
  • Chenopodium giganteum - Tree Spinach

    Chenopodium giganteum - Tree Spinach
    $2.00

    300 seeds per pack. A hardy annual growing to six feet having delicious edible leaves. The leaves are eaten cooked or raw as spinach. The seeds can also be processed into a wheat-like substance and used in baking. Grows in...

     
  • Cudrania tricuspidata - Che

    Cudrania tricuspidata - Che
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Temperate-subtropical tree native to Asia is the home of silkworms and is used for feeding. Edible berry-like fruit resembles a mulberry and has a sweet flavor. Hardy probably to 10-15F. #315 Hardy to...

     
  • Cydonia oblonga - Quince

    Cydonia oblonga - Quince
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Temperate fruit tree with similar growing habits to the apple, but trees are usually small, to 10-25 feet high. Fruit is fairly large, about the size of an apple, with a strong candy-like smell. The fruit...

     
  • Decaisnea fargesii - Blue Sausage Fruit

    Decaisnea fargesii - Blue Sausage Fruit
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. The strange blue sausage fruit bears 3-5", slender fruits that look much like its name suggests. Fruits are edible, with a somewhat sweet flavor, through are not cultivated. Popular as an ornamental or...

     
  • Decaisnea insignis - Dead Man's Fingers
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. An exotic temperate or subtropical fruit, this species is likely the same as D. fargesii, except the fruits produced are more yellow in color, rather than dark blue. Fruits are edible, with a somewhat sweet...

     
  • Diospyros rhombifolia - Princess Persimmon

    Diospyros rhombifolia - Princess Persimmon
    $2.75

    5 seeds per pack. A relatively unknown but cold hardy persimmon bearing small orange fruits to 1" across. Unripe fruits yield a type of lacquer and the tree is popularly planted as an ornamental or for rootstock for other...

     
  • Diospyros virginiana - American Persimmon

    Diospyros virginiana - American Persimmon
    $2.00

    6 seeds per pack. Medium fruit, generally apricot-sized, with soft, fruity pulp. The American Persimmon is similar to the more common Asian Persimmons but the fruit tends to be smaller in size. Trees can grow up to 50ft and...

     
  • Fragaria moschata - Musk Strawberry

    Fragaria moschata - Musk Strawberry
    $2.75

    25 seeds per pack. A gourmet, wild strawberry, known for its intense aroma and bold flavor, having overtones of raspberry and citrus. A surprisingly difficult species to find, given the strong interest in parts of Europe...

     
  • Fragaria vesca - Alexandria Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Alexandria Alpine Strawberry
    $2.25

    100 seeds per pack. Red colored alpine strawberry with a good, rich flavor. Probably the best of the red varieties. Care is similar to that of the standard strawberry. #312 Hardy to at least zone 6 (-10 - 0F).View plant...

     
  • Fragaria vesca - Italian Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Italian Alpine Strawberry
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A wild strawberry bearing small fruits similar to some of the standard alpine strawberries. Plants are low-growing, to just under a foot, and are everbearing, yielding fruits throughout the warm months...

     
  • Fragaria vesca - Reugen Alpine Strawberry

    Fragaria vesca - Reugen Alpine Strawberry
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. This is the Reugen variety of the alpine strawberry; a red form with large berries for an alpine. Well flavored, does not produce runners. Alpine strawberries have an excellent flavor, much like a...

     
  • Fragaria virginiana - Scarlet Strawberry

    Fragaria virginiana - Scarlet Strawberry
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Small, red strawberry native to North America. Fruits are small but quite tasty, with a rich flavor somewhat like an alpine strawberry. Produces runners, tolerant of a variety of soil conditions. Hardy to...

     
  • Gleditsia sinensis - Chinese Honey Locust

    Gleditsia sinensis - Chinese Honey Locust
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A deciduous tree native to parts of China. Sometimes grown for its pods, which contain saponin, and can be used as soap. The tree is famous for its rather large thorns, borne in clusters around the trunk...

     
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice

    Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A shrubby perennial growing to about 3-4ft that is the source of commercial licorice. The main part used of the plant is its roots which have the characteristic anise-like flavor. The licorice plant also...

  • Hamamelis virginiana - Witch Hazel

    Hamamelis virginiana - Witch Hazel
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fairly slow-growing, medium sized deciduous shrub best known for its medicinal value. The bark and bark extract is used as a topical medicine for various skin problems, external inflammation and soreness...

     
  • Hovenia acerba - Chinese Raisin Tree

    Hovenia acerba - Chinese Raisin Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Very similar to Hovenia dulcis, this may be a distinct species, localized to China (unlike to more widespread H. dulcis). It is a deciduous tree bearing swollen branch-like structures that resemble fruits...

     
  • Hovenia dulcis - Raisin Tree

    Hovenia dulcis - Raisin Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Deciduous tree bearing tasty raisin-pear flavored fruit, (actually the swollen true fruit receptacle). The tree is extremely hardy, to roughly -15F. Native to the Himalaya's. #379

     
  • Lycium andersonii - Anderson's Wolfberry
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. An American native relative of the goji berry. Found wild in parts of the Southwest and Northern Mexico. A shrubby plant to 6-8 feet, bearing small orange-red berries. The ripe fruits could be edible,...

     
  • Maclura pomifera - Osage Orange

    Maclura pomifera - Osage Orange
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A hardy and sturdy tree, a member of the mulberry family and unrelated to oranges, the Osage Orange was once one of the most commonly planted trees in the United States. Its popularity owes to its...

     
  • Malus x ranetka - Ranetka Apple

    Malus x ranetka - Ranetka Apple
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A crabapple tree that is commonly used as a rootstock in cold climates. Produces extremely hardy roots that withstand much colder temperatures than typical apple varieties. Can also produces small,...

     

 

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