I have bought seed from wildgrown and from another northern seed supplier (cultivated seed)...
Had good germination... and good first and second year growth... but then many of them just sort of stall out... remaining lil 2 prongs for the next 2-3 years.
Many also expire...
This is happening even in areas where I have true wild growing and doing OK.
I just checked seed prices from my other northern cultivated seed supplier and he has gone sky high now... 190.00 / lb, 105.00 for 3000 seed, 44.00 for 1000 seed.
If I had seen the survivabilality from this seed (in my southern climate)... I would not mind the higher price... but I have not seen that.
I planted a lot of red berries on my place this year from my own seed bed and other seed producing roots I have transplanted to my place... so got some seed in the ground that I think will do well.
Just wondering if any of you guys has found a good southern supply - for example a state down around TN level north/south wise. Or in a state that borders TN.
I would really like to try some seed from a state real close to TN, and would prefer the seed be from woods grown or wild sim, rather than cultivated seed.
If I am going to pay a high price for seed, I want to get something that I feel better about it's chances of surviving long term in my hotter dryer southern middle TN climate.
It's OK if it's is expensive... as long as it's what I am looking for, that I think will have a better chance of making it in my area.
Anyone know of a source like that ?