Annual Tree & Food Plot Seed Sale
The Noble SWCD 2017 Tree Sale and Food Plot Seed Sale is underway. This year’s tree sale not only offers a variety of hardwoods, shrubs, fruit trees, and conifers for sale, it also offers a lot of different wildlife food plot mixes. Noble Soil and Water Conservation District has teamed up with the good folks at the Merit Seed Company in Berlin Ohio to carry many types of wildlife seed mixes. The many different mixes consist of various types of clovers, alfalfa, rape, and turnips just to mention a few. We are also offering this year Eagle Brand Round Up Ready Large Lad Soybeans. This is an excellent forage type bean that food plot enthusiast have been planting the last couple of years with excellent results. Larger quantities and different varieties of food plot seed are available upon request. You can get on www.meritseed.com to view the different seed mixes available.
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.
American Red Pine – Grows to 75 feet. Spread 15-20 feet. Soft, medium dark green needles 4 to 6 inches long. Bark is reddish-brown. Ordinary to poor soil. Can withstand dry, windy, rocky conditions. A fine ornamental tree as a specimen due to its dense, spreading growing habitat, with a broad pyramidal head. Good for naturalizing and as a screen or windbreak. Excellent timber tree.
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.
Blue Boy Holly – Height reaches 10 to 15 feet. Spread is 6-8 feet. Lustrous dark green foliage. Use to pollinate with Blue Girl Holly. One male plant will pollinate up 10 females within a 30 foot area.
Blue Girl Holly – Reaches mature height at 8 to 10 feet with a spread of 5-8 feet. Creamy white flowers are followed by red bright berries from fall to late winter. Plant Blue Boy Holly within 30 feet of Blue Girl in order to pollinate. Prefers moist, but well drained, acidic soils.
Chinese chestnut – Grows 20-25 feet. Turns yellow to bronze in the fall. Grows best in full sun; deep, sandy loam. Will bear large, sweet, delicious edible nuts for human consumption, that’s only if you can beat the deer to them. Although, self-fertile, it is best to plant two or more for best pollination and nut production. Honey bees go crazy for the blooms in the spring. The husk surrounding the nuts are very prickly and spiny. Not recommended for yards. Should begin to bear fruit at 3-5 years of age. Blight resistant.
Shagbark Hickory – Narrow, upright growth habit. Height up to 90 feet. Fall colors are yellow and golden brown tones. Poplar for its sweet edible nuts and shredding bark. Nut production should start in 25-30 years. Plant at least ten for pollination.
Pin Oak – Fast growing native tree that will grow up to 75 feet in good soil. Spread 25-40 feet. Acorns are good wildlife food. Makes excellent specimen as a lawn tree. Will tolerate wet soils but prefers moist rich, acidic, well-drained soil.
Sourwood – Height reaches 25-30 feet. Spread to 20 feet. A superior ornamental tree with rich, iridescent green leaves in spring turning yellow, red and purple in the fall. To contrast the red foliage are showy clusters of small urn shaped fragrant white flowers, which bloom in July followed by strings of brownish seed pods that remain decorative into fall. Honey bees go crazy for its sweet nectar in July.
Pink Azalea – Mature height and spread is 3-4 feet. Plant in good well drained soil free of weeds and grass. Full sun is best for most flowers. Prune once a year immediately after blooming. Very good for brilliantly colorful low hedges, bank plantings and foundation plantings.
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. Noble SWCD along with Ohio Division of Forestry will have a class on how to inoculate your Shiitakes on April 8, 2017 here at the office.
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.
Red Rhododendron – Mature height is 6-10’. Depending on pruning. Spread up to 5-8’. Very hardy for northern gardens. Leaves are dark green all year long. Shear or prune immediately following blooming. Plant in good well drained soil. Full sun is best for most flowers. First year transplants should be mulched with oak leaves, straw or grass clippings.
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.
Goldrush Apple – Best known for its remarkable keeping qualities, GoldRush will keep in regular cold storage approximately 10 or 11 months. Fruit is crisp and tart off the tree and develops its sugars in storage. GoldRush resists oxidation when cut, making a nice, yellow sauce, and the fruit also bakes very well. Tree is non-vigorous, slightly upright with a semi-spur habit. Resistant to scab and mildew. Matures after Fuji and is not recommended for northern growing districts.
Super Chief Red Delicious Apple – Our best early-coloring super-red strain of Delicious. Originated as a complete tree sport of the Campbell strain in the orchards of Ray Sandidge in Entiat, Washington. This strain starts out as a stripe and fills in to a solid red ten days ahead of harvest. Tree is a super-spur and stays compact even on semi-dwarf roots. It is a consistent, annual bearer even when not thinned aggressively. We feel this variety gives eastern growers a distinct early coloring and market advantage.
Blazingstar Peach – A very attractive, firm, yellow-fleshed peach ripening just after Redhaven. Tree is vigorous, upright and winter hardy.
NY9 Plum – NY9® was released by Cornell University and is being offered under license agreement with International Plant Management. This selection is freestone with yellow-green flesh. It ripens in Stanley season, however is more productive and disease resistant than Stanley. NY9® is considered self-fertile.
Sunrise Pear – A new disease resistant pear introduced by USDA-ARS and OSU, Sunrise has shown impressive resistance to fire blight. Fruit is yellow, finishing with slight blush and little russet. Flavor is pleasant and sweet for this early season pear. Sunrise will be ready to harvest two weeks prior to Bartlett and store up to 2-3 months.
Burre D’Anjou Pear – High quality pear ripening in late September. Fruit is light green, and unlike Bartlett, does not change from green to yellow. Considered more blight resistant than Bartlett and a good pollinizer for this variety. The best late fall and early winter pear. Can be kept in cold storage until late spring.
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 is March 17, 2017.