Annual Tree & Food Plot Seed Sale
It’s that time of year again to begin thinking about spring 2018 planting season. If conifers, hardwoods, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, and wildlife food plot seed is your thing. Then look no further! Noble SWCD has it! Every year we try to offer a different variety of trees and shrubs. This year I think you will be pleased with the many different varieties we have to offer. Over the years we have sold tree seedlings in bundles of 10, 15 and 25. We found that people are really not looking for larger quantities. They want variety, quality and smaller amounts at a reduced rate. Noble SWCD can offer our customers that lower rate because we order larger quantities. Over the past few years we have started selling more tree seedlings that are already potted. The potted trees have been more successful to our customers than the bare root seedlings. Some people take them home and plant them in larger pots and nurse them over the summer and then plant them the following spring with excellent results. We still offer the white pine bare root seedlings in larger quantities of 25 because some of our customers may want to plant a wind break/privacy fence or even establish a patch of pines for winter thermal cover for wildlife.
Over the past couple years we teamed up with Merit Seed in Berlin Ohio to sell their wildlife food plot mixes. This has been very successful and we are continuing it again this year. Even though we offer the 3lb sizes we can also order larger quantities if the customer desires. We encourage you to get on Merit seeds website and see what they have to offer. The website is www.meritseed.com. We sell it for the same price they do. The only thing you save on is shipping cost. Shipping can be awful expensive on a 50 lb. bag of seed.
Lastly, I want to cover the sale of our reduced cost on Sorghum, Round-up Ready Corn, and Soybeans. The Noble SWCD is very limited on the amount of seed we can order. We limit these items to 1 bag per person. This helps assure that everyone gets taken care of. However, this is a first come- first serve basis. So if you want this seed and any of the trees we strongly encourage you to order early. Every year we get people that wait until the last minute and they get upset that we are out. DON’T LET THAT BE YOU THIS YEAR!
Eastern White Pine – Fast growing that can reach up to 90 to100 feet at maturity. Spread 25 to 40 feet. A five needled pine, with soft, light green-blue needles, 4 inches long. Grows in normal moisture conditions. Excellent ornamental tree for specimens, timber, naturalizing, windbreak or dense screen. For screen or Christmas trees, shear when new growth appears. Widely used for Christmas trees and timber.
Colorado Blue Spruce -Seed from San Juan National Forest. Grows to 100 feet. Stiff, silvery-blue to green needles are 1 inch long. Grown from best seed source for blue color. However, not all seedlings will be blue. “King of the ornamentals”. Handsome ornamental specimen in single planting or dense, colorful screen or windbreak, space 6 feet apart. Ordinary soil, average moisture.
Norway Spruce – Fast growth to 75-80 feet. Spread 35-40 feet. Dense, dark green needles never get longer than 1”. Thrives well in avg. soil conditions, but prefers moisture to maintain its deep green color. Highly valued ornamental and timber tree. One of the best conifers for shelters and windbreaks. Branches droop gracefully as tree matures.
Dawn Redwood – Fast growth 70 to 100 feet; crown spread 25 feet. Also known as the dinosaur tree, as this species was known over 20 million years ago in China. A deciduous tree that looks like the Sequoia or Coast Redwood, both in growth habit and foliage. Soft, bright green needles turning brown in fall. Likes moist, well-drained soil, full sun to light shade. Would make a very effective screen, grouping or for use in lining long drives or streets.
Cypress Gold Thread – Has a mounding growth habit 15 to 20 feet in height, but can be kept lower by pruning. Spread to 3 to 4 feet. Must be in full sun for best color. Our strain has exceptionally rich gold color. Very popular accent plant due to its stunning year around yellow gold color and soft threadlike foliage.
Holly Inkberry Shamrock – A compact, evergreen shrub growing to a height of 3 to 5 feet with comparable spread. Bright, glistening green new growth matures to lustrous dark green. Partial to full sun. Prefers moist well drained soil. Displays an abundance of dark purple to black berries through winter. Deer resistant. Useful as accent plant, low hedges or foundation planting.
Red Buckeye – Also known as Scarlet Buckeye or Firecracker Plant. A handsome, deciduous, clump forming shrub or small tree growing 10 to 20 feet in height, with a spread of 12 to 15 feet. The leaves are glossy green above and whitish beneath. The vivid red 1 ½ inch long tubular individual flowers form a 6 to10 inch long showy, erect cluster that blooms in early spring, April to May. Produces abundant hard, shiny, orange-brown inedible nuts. This tree gets its name from the whitish scar found on each brown seed, giving it the appearance of a deer’s eye, hence the name Buckeye. Does well in all soils, but grows best in average, moist, acidic, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Native to North America. A hummingbird and butterfly favorite, plant where you can watch the flurry of activity. Typically planted for the visual interest and beauty it can bring to your landscape. Use as a specimen, ornamental, screen, hedge or in a rain garden.
Old Fashioned Lilac – Dense, vigorous growth to 15 feet. Spread 6 to 10 feet. Masses of very fragrant, light lavender flowers in late spring. Old flowers should be cut off as soon as flowers fade. An old fashioned favorite! Makes a wonderful flowering screen, space 6 feet apart.
Japanese Red Maple – Height and spread 15 to 25 feet. Slow growing ornamental tree. Broadly rounded growth habit. Leaves reddish-purple, excellent color in spring and fall. Color may fade with summer heat. Japanese Red Maple can be used in a wide variety of landscape settings including as a specimen, accent plant or bonsai. Also works well in group plantings or borders.
Black Oak – Height 50 to 60 feet. Grows best in rich, moist, well-drained soil but will tolerate poor, dry soil. Leaves are lustrous dark green. Bark is reddish-brown mottled with gray. Native to eastern to mid United States.
Sawtooth “Gobbler” Oak – A large, round-headed tree growing 40 to 60 feet. Leaves are similar to chestnut leaves, 4 to 8 inches long, with pointed teeth. Gobbler acorns are smaller than regular Saw tooth strains, but produce twice as many nuts. Acorns are an excellent food for wildlife. Winter hardy from northern Florida to -10°F. Space 20 feet apart for best acorn production. Keep site clear of competing vegetation. Disease and insect resistant.
Eastern Red Bud – Height 20 to 30 feet. Spread 25 to 35 feet. Flowers are perfect reddish purple in bud, opening to a rosy pink with purplish tinged in early spring. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Very effective as a mass planting. Large, dark green, heart-shaped leaves 3 to 5 inches long and wide.
Shirobana Spirea -Height and spread to 3 feet. A most interesting summer blooming shrub with white, pink and rose flowers on the same plant. Handsome mounding growth habit.
Giant Green Arborvitae -Height 50 to 75 feet. Width 10 to 20 feet. A vigorous pyramidal grower. Dense, rich green foliage with a graceful fern-like texture. Use as a single specimen or easily maintained hedge or screen. This variety of arborvitae has shown resistance to deer damage/browsing.
Moonglow Juniper -Height to 20 feet; spread 5 feet. A dense conical pyramidal. Intense bluish-gray-green foliage. Good for landscaping also.
Sea Green Juniper -Height 4 to 6 feet. Spread 6 to 8 feet. Compact spreader with fountain-like, arching branches, dark mint green foliage. Good evergreen screen. Foliage darkens in cold weather.
Purple Coneflower -A very robust perennial that is native to the midwestern and southeastern United States. This plant grows to a height of 24 to 36 inches tall with a spread of 12 to 18 inches. The large, daisy-like flowers grow on sturdy stems ranging in height from 3 to 5 feet. The flower petals range in color from purple to lavender. The seed center is a large, orange-copper colored cone that is hard and prickly. Blooms all summer and into autumn. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Prefers well drained fertile soil, but is drought tolerant and adaptable to heat, poor soils and high humidity. Maintenance free. Great for cutting and drying. A butterfly favorite. Goldfinches and other birds love to feast on the seeds in winter. One of the most dependable flowers lending color to a garden, in the height of the summer. Stunning in mass plantings!
Stella D’oro Daylilly -A wonderful repeat blooming dwarf daylily. Golden yellow flowers with darker throat all summer. Height 12 inches. Organic, well-drained soil. These are neat, compact plants and make wonderful low borders, space 1 foot apart.
Shiitake Mushroom Kit – This kit allows you to grow some of the mushrooms used by the finest chiefs in the world. Each kit contains directions, 200 spore plugs, paraffin wax, and applicator brush to start your own Shiitake mushroom patch. Only thing you provide is your time, a drill with 3/8” drill bit, and 15-20 4 foot hardwood pole sized sugar maple and white oak trees.
12 Point Buck Food Plot Seed Mix – Is a premium blend of high end clovers, alfalfa and chicory. The blend consist of Merit Platinum Ladino Clover, Jumbo Ladino Clover, Alsike Clover, Cyclone Red Clover, Alfalfa, and Oasis Chicory. Should be planted in well drained loam to clay loam soils and a good firm seed bed with a pH of 6 or higher. Recommended seeding rate is 18-20 lbs. /acre, frost seeding rate is 9-10 lbs. /acre. Planting dates are spring, fall, or frost seeding, at a depth of ¼ to ½”. This is an excellent source of high protein forage with good mineral content and good digestibility.
Platinum Ultra Food Plot Seed Mix – Is an excellent blend of white clover, wetland and multileaf all soil grazing alfalfa supplemented with Durana Clover and drought resistant forage chicory. Seed blend consist of Merit Platinum Ladino Clover, Durana White Clover, Wetland Alfalfa, 5225 All Soils Alfalfa and Oasis Chicory. It has fast regrowth and withstands heavy late season grazing. Has a very good cold weather and drought tolerance that adapts well to shale or reclaimed soil. Should be planted on well drained loam, clay loam soils and a good firm seed bed with a pH of 6 or higher. Seeding rates and times are the same as 12 Point Buck.
Hillcrest Trail Food Plot Seed Mix – Is a mixture of Tetraploid Ryegrass, Duo Festulolium, Red Clover, Alsike Clover, and Chicory. This is a quick establishing mix with good wildlife food value that is ideal for heavy traffic trails, logging yards, and gas lines. This is an outstanding mix for erosion control also. Widely adapted to all soils that are well drained. Ideal for early to mid-late summer planting in a firm seed bed with a pH of 5.2 or higher. Seed at 40-45 lbs./acre in the spring, summer and fall ¼ to ½” deep.
Deer Max Food Plot Seed Mix – Is an annual premium Brassicas blend of turnips, kale, and rape that are very high in soluble protein and carbohydrates. This is an excellent late season food plot. The colder it gets, the better it gets. Mix includes Kale, Hybrid Pasja, Forage Rape, Grazing Turnip, and Purple Top Turnip. Grows in a widely adapted soil type with a firm seed bed that has a pH of 5.2 or higher. Seed at a rate of 8-10 lbs. per acre between May and October at a seeding depth of ¼-1/2” deep.
Daikon Tillage Radish – Also known as the Groundhog Radish. This brand produces more root mass than oil seed radish. This large root will pull nitrogen and nutrients deep from within the soil and bring them to the surface. Daikon Radish cover crops captures 150-200 pounds of nitrogen per acre before winter killing. This available nitrogen will then become available to the next crop. The decomposing roots leave large voids in the soil to improve water infiltration and soil aeriation. This plant not only improves your soils, it will suck those monster bucks on to your property in the late season. It will grow in a wide variety of well-drained soil types. Plant at a rate of 10-12 lbs. per acre a ¼” to ½” deep between May and August.
Buck Forage Oats – Is a winter hearty oat that is a fall and winter food source for deer and other wildlife. They are extremely winter hardy, drought resistant oat designed to provide more tender growth for a longer interval of time. Is also excellent product that has dual uses both as a cover crop and as a fall forage. It grows in widely adapted, fertile soil at a seeding rate of 100-125 lbs. per acre at a planting depth of ½”-1” deep in the spring and fall.
Large Lad Eagle Brand Soybeans – are becoming the most popular soybeans to plant for wildlife food plots. Large Lad plants can reach up to 84” that will provide excellent forage and cover for deer and turkeys. They are easy to grow, with resistance to many foliar diseases, root rots,, stem canker and races of nematodes, they are widely adapted to numerous soil types, and will with stand harsher growing conditions than regular soybeans. Drill beans at a rate of 50-80 lbs. per acre during April thru June at a seeding depth of ¾”-1” deep and a soil pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Broadcast at a rate of 75 lbs. per acre. These are Roundup Ready. A Monsanto Agreement form will have to be signed by purchaser.
Two Year Fertilizer Tablets- 25/package – This fertilizing tablet is designed to root feed evergreen and hardwood seedlings and fruit trees for up to 2 years. Just drop tablet into the hole near the root zone at planting time. Releases slowly for 2 years. Tablets should not touch root system of tree.
1 Bag of Round-Up Ready Soybeans- – There is a limit of one bag per person due to limited supply. One bag will plant 1 acre if planted through a grain drill. This is on a first come-first serve until supplies are gone.
1 Bag of Grain Sorghum- – There is a limit of one bag per person due to limited supply. One bag will plant 7-8 Acres if planted through grain drill. This is on a first come-first serve until supplies are gone.
1 Bag of Round-Up Ready Corn- – There is a limit of one bag per person due to limited supply. One bag will plant 2.5-3 Acres if planted through corn planter. This is on a first come-first serve until supplies are gone.
Enterprise “Red” Apple Tree – Developed by Purdue University, this is a late-maturing, deep red apple with good keeping qualities. Fruit is uniform and medium to large in size. Tree is vigorous and spreading, with good annual bearing habits. Enterprise is highly resistant to fire blight and cedar apple rust. It is becoming an important processing variety.
Shizuka “Yellow” Apple Tree – A sister to Mutsu developed in Japan. Reported to be blister spot resistant. Fruit is large like Mutsu, but has a milder, sweeter flavor. Shizuka matures two weeks before its sister and exhibits less bitter pit. Tree vigor appears to be similar to that of Mutsu. This has become an important variety for many direct market growers.
Flavor King Pluot – Fruit is reddish-purple with a sweet red flesh. A late season Pluot ripening in early September, the fruit is medium in size, very firm, with a spicy flavor. Tree is naturally small and requires cross pollination. Santa Rosa plum is a good pollinizer for this variety. A Pluot is a cross between a plum and an apricot.
Santa Rosa Plum – A large, attractive reddish-purple plum with yellow flesh. The fruit is firm with excellent quality. One of the most frequently planted Japanese plums. Considered self-fertile and a good pollinizer. Fruit buds are susceptible to winter injury in northern climates.
Bartlett Pear – A large, heavy-bearing variety with excellent quality. Long considered one of the choicest canning varieties, Bartlett accounts for about 75 percent of the pear production in the United States and Canada. Bartlett requires cross pollination and ripens in late August.
Golden Russet Pear -It has been reported that this sort of Bosc, discovered in Oregon, has a more complete russet than traditional Bosc. The fruit on this vigorous tree type is long and uniform in shape. Flavor is similar to Bosc
Questions? Call 740-732-4318. Absolutely NO over the phone orders will be taken. No Refunds, returns, guarantees, and all sales are final. Availability of trees and seeds are limited. Last day to order Trees is March 23, 2018. Last day to order Wildlife Food Plot Seed is April 6, 2018.