This is our Tree and Shrub seed price list for the 2017 Season.
This past fall's crop of conifer cones was poor in general, but good for two items we needed. Fortunately, I have a good inventory of excellent quality seeds for almost all of the seeds I normally supply. AND, I am happy to say that we now have Abies concolor 'Swift's Silver' and Picea glauca densata! It has been nine years since the Abies concolor 'Swift's Silver' produced cones, and almost as long for the Picea glauca densata. I paid the highest prices ever for cones of these two items so the price of the seed is higher, but we have it. These two items are the only price increases for this year. The germination percentage for the Abies concolor 'Swift's Silver' is an amazing 78%!
Please keep in mind that if you need seeds of Abies nordmanniana or Abies bornmulloriana that you can contact Levinsen & Abies. This Danish firm does an excellent job of source-identification and supplying quality seed, and the seeds can ship from my seed storage to your nursery by UPS. This way you avoid the hassles of importation.
I continue to operate as a one person office with part time help for bookkeeping and the computer. I personally do everything that involves my customers, such as order acknowledgements, seed packing, etc. Since I am often out working on seed cleaning or harvesting, you will not always get a live person when you call. I apologize for this, but please leave me a message on the phone recorder or by email so that I can get back in touch with you.
I believe we supply the best quality seed available. As with most things, in tree seed you are likely to get what you pay for. Lower-priced seed often turns out to be more expensive when purity, moisture content, germination, incorrect source-identification, etc., are taken into account. Our only business is seed and we take pride in the job we do. As we clean our seeds we are constantly monitoring the quality with cut tests, magnifying lenses, etc. This dedication to quality is our number one job. We are glad to be working in a business where our customers appreciate quality.
I want to thank all of our customers for your patronage and to wish you the very best for 2017. Mine is a small and pleasant business because of the type of people who are my customers. THANK YOU!
Best wishes for the coming year! Dean Swift
150527 - 1322 (3, 30, 14, 1322)