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Hypothetical tree seedlings business: what species?

Posted by nick_b79 4/5 Southeast MN (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 24, 12 at 0:56

I'm toying with the idea of selling excess tree and shrub seedlings on Craigslist for a few bucks each. See, I love to plant tree seeds; I can't resist grabbing a handful of nuts or berries when I see them. I'll save the best one or two for my yard, but then I'm stumped with what to do with the rest. I feel bad killing them, so I pawn them off to friends, family, coworkers, etc. However, I'm thinking that if I purposely grew a few select varieties specifically for sale, I could make some extra cash on the side.

What varieties of seed-propagated trees and shrubs do you think would be most marketable in the Twin Cities area on Craigslist or maybe at a local farmer's market? I have 100 hybrid chestnut seedlings I'll need to get rid of next spring, so that's already on the table. They grew so well, I want to order more nuts this fall! Think there's a market for them? My Russian walnuts, buartnuts and hybrid hazels are also looking really good. I'm practicing my grafting technique, but still don't feel comfortable selling grafted plants yet. Thanks!

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RE: Hypothetical tree seedlings business: what species?

  • Posted by RpR_ 3-4 (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 31, 12 at 13:19

Cottonwoods, lots and lots of the ones that get real big and make it look like it is snowing in June.

Your phone will be ringing off of the hook if you sell those!

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