Click Here for the 2020 Tree & Wildlife Food Plot Seed Sale – Printable Order Form

As hard as it is to believe, it is time once again to be thinking about the 2020 spring planting season. If conifers, hardwood, fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, and wildlife food plot seed is what you are looking for, then look no further, because Noble SWCD has what you need! Each year we seek out new varieties, and we think you’ll be pleased with this year’s assortment.

In years passed we sold tree seedlings in bundles of 10, 15, and 25. But, experience has shown us that what people really want isn’t larger quantities, but variety, quality and smaller amounts at reduced price rates. Noble SWCD is able to offer the community lower rates due to the large quantity we order, and we are able to offer people potted seedlings, which tend to be more successful than bare root seedlings. The potted seedlings are often taken home and repotted into larger containers and nursed through the summer, and then are planted in the spring of the following year, which tends to bring excellent results. We still offer White Pine, bare seedlings in 25 pack bundles, because some of our customers are looking to plant higher numbers of this species to establish wind break, or privacy fence, or even for thermal cover for wildlife.

Over the past couple of years we have partnered with Merit Seed, out of Berlin Ohio, to sell wildlife food plot mixes. This has been a very successful partnership, and we are continuing it again this year. On the order form we offer three pound bag sizes, but we can also order larger quantities, if desired. We encourage you to look at the Merit Seed website at to see what they have to offer. Through this sale we sell it at the same price Merit does, but producers save in shipping cost, which can be very expensive when dealing with a 50 pound bag of seed.

Lastly, we want to cover the sale of our reduced cost 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. Each year we get people that wait until the last minute to order, and then get upset when we are out of the limited quantity seed. DON’T LET THAT BE YOU!

Questions? Call 740-732-4318

Absolutely NO over the phone orders will be taken!



Absolute Last Day to Order Trees and Wildlife Seed is Friday March 27th, 2020. Tentative pick up date for trees and seed is Friday April 17th, 2019.



2020 Tree and Wildlife Food Plot Seed Descriptions 

CrimsonCrisp Apple- CrimsonCrisp is medium in size with a very attractive crimson red color over 95 percent of the surface. CrimsonCrisp has a very firm, crisp texture with a tart, complex flavor. The tree is very grower friendly with a spreading habit, fruiting throughout the tree on the two–and three–year-old branches. The fruit matures in mid-season and will keep in cold storage for six months. CrimsonCrisp is a registered trademark of Purdue Research Foundation.

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 right after Fuji and is no recommended for northern growing districts.

Methley – An early plum with fine quality and appearance. The fruit is purple with red, sweet flesh and very juicy with a distinctive flavor. Ripening in early to mid – July, Methley is self – fertile and a good pollinizer for Shiro.

Shiro- A sweet, juicy yellow plum, Fruit is round, clingstone and medium in size. The trees are spreading and very productive. Shiro is a good pollinizer for Methley, Santa Rosa and Satsuma.

Bartlett – 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.

Harrow Sweet – A late season pear developed be the Harrow Research Station in Ontario, Canada, Harrow Sweet ripens approximately three weeks after Bartlett. This variety has shown very good resistance to fire blight. The fruit size and appearance are similar to that of the Bartlett; however Harrow Sweet does develop an attractive blush. Tree should be thinned to maintain fruit size and avoid biennial bearing.

Eastern White Pine – Fast growing 90 – 100 feet. Spread 25 – 40 feet. A five needled pine, with soft, light green-blue needles, 4 inches long. Can tolerate dry, rocky soil. Grows in normal moister conditions but can tolerate wet, swampy areas. Excellent ornamental tree for specimen, naturalizing, windbreak or dense screen. Also widely used for Christmas tree and timber.

Red Maple – Also known as Scarlet or Swamp Maple. Grown 40 – 60 feet. Highly prized because of its bright red flowers in early spring before leaves appear. Medium to dark green leaves turn yellow to brilliant red in fall. An excellent wetland species, can tolerate wet, swampy soil conditions.

Red Oak- Fast growth 60 – 70 feet with equal spread. Grows best in sand to rich loamy soil in full sun. The fastest growing of all oaks. Tolerant of urban conditions such as salt, ozone and sulfur dioxide. Very valuable as a timer tree.

Sugar Maple- Often called Rock maple or Hard Maple Height 60 – 70 feet. Spread 45 – 50 feet. Mature trees provide sugar products from sap in the spring. A good timber tree. Does not do well in wet areas or in small compact restricted growing areas. Native to northeastern United States.

Black Walnut- Grows to 100 feet with a broad, open crown of almost equal spread. Foliage consists of compound leaves 12 – 24 inches long and leaflets 2 – 5 inches long. Grows best in deep, rich, moist soils. Produces large, rich flavorful nuts. A highly valued hardwood.

American Chestnut Hybrid- A fast growing hybrid reaching a height of 80 to 100 feet. Best planted in full sun in well-drained soil. Although both male and female flowers can be produced on the same tree, they need another American Chestnut for good pollination and nut production. Therefore, you should plant a minimum of two trees. This hybrid should start producing rich, flavorful, edible nuts in about 13 to 15 years. These trees are not guaranteed to be blight resistant nor pure Castanea dentata.

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.

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.

Black eyed Susan – A very vigorous and compact variety of Black-Eyed Susan, with exceptionally bright golden flowers, July into fall. Height and spread 2 to 2 1/2 feet. Easily reseeds. Seeds attract wild birds, a favorite of wild turkeys. Spectacular in mass plantings, use along fences, driveways, walks, property boundaries. 

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.