Amid COVID 19

Hi friends, In the middle of this mind numbing Coronavirus filled March, I got an incredible email today which gave me hope for tomorrow.  It was from Dr. Ieuan Evans from Edmonton.  It was about the new apple that we are growing called Treasured Red; bred at the University of Saskatchewan.  Not only is this

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Feeding Damage to Fruit Trees

Late winter is a time to be extra cautious with the inspection of your fruit trees.  Rabbits, porcupine and meadow voles find fruit trees extra tasty and as the snow crusts over during the thaw they are extra hungry.  I encourage you to be extra vigilant.

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Spring Startup

It is only two months until the seeds we sowed last fall start peeking out of the ground.  And now at the end of February we are planting shelterbelt willows and poplars for our Fall 2020 crop.In 1 month we start the greenhouses.  If you need help planning your hedges or shelterbelts give us a

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Living by the Weather

A nursery grower lives by the weather.  And we in Saskatchewan see such a difference between years.  This February is warm and melting; last February was nasty.  We are now preparing shipments to other nurseries and tree farms.  The weather is getting everyone thinking about planting and growing.  We at Select Seedling Nursery grow a

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Sour Cherries Breeding

Sour cherries breeding took place at the University of Saskatchewan by Dr.bob Bohrs.  For all of you who do not know, sour cherries are what make the best preserves, wine, and pies.  There are a number of varieties released under license by the University of Saskatchewan and we are pleased to offer them to you.

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Haskap Breeding

Haskap berries breeding took place at the University of Saskatchewan by Dr. Bob Bohrs, are a fabulous new crop.  We grow cuttings under license for your orchard.  The taste is so unique and the uses are endless.  Call 306.978.1940.

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Saskatoon Berries Around the World

Saskatoon berries have been a commercial crop since the mid 1980’s.  Select Seedling Nursery has had the privilege of growing for this market and introducing them to customers around the world.  Our plants were featured in a new agricultural product contest in Czech Republic on a farm 1 hour west of Prague.  In addition we

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Canadian Prairie Hardy Fruit

Why couldn’t it be you with a fabulous yard or a fantastic orchard?  The amount of variance and quality we have here on the Canadian Prairies in hard Zone 2, fruit is off the charts impressive.  Why the masses are not thinking this the coolest thing is beyond me.  Each year we increase the quantity

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Thinking Poplars

December has arrived and as I drive through the city there is a flurry of activity.  At the nursery we are finishing grading our bare root raspberries, and our poplar and willow plugs for shelterbelt sales.  It was a very good growing year and already we have many orders for the spring.  We also grow

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Protect Your Investment With A Good Shelterbelt

Willow tree Seedlings for sale

To compliment the orchard and provide wind protection, we offer a selection of shelterbelt seedlings, including Colorado Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, Siberian Larch, Scots Pine, Manitoba Maple, Tatarian Maple, Amur Maple, Red Osier Dogwood, Caragana, Siberian Elm, Green Ash, Prairie Sky Poplar, Sundancer Poplar, Okanese Poplar, and Tower Poplar. Please explore our web site. We

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