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Nyssa sylvatica, ( Tupelo, Blackgum, Sourgum, Bettlebung, Pepperidge), Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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2018 crop Kentucky
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Nyssa sylvatica


Beetlebung, Black Tupelo, Blackgum, Pepperidge, Sourgum

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In Stock: 125.012 lb (Total:199.04lb)
Some seeds in this lot still have dry fruit attached.
  • Nyssa sylvatica Northern

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125.01 lb
Some seeds in this lot still have dry fruit attached.
53.34 lb
20.69 lb


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Seeds per lb:
125.01 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Nyssa sylvatica, also known as Beetlebung, Black Tupelo, Blackgum, Pepperidge, and Sourgum, is an excellent ornamental tree that thrives in parks and large gardens. The tree develops a pyramidal shape in youth, before spreading with age, making it ideal for use as a specimen or shade tree. Its foliage is variable in size and shape, being oval, elliptical, or obovate, measuring 5-12 cm long and turning purple in autumn. This tree is found in both upland and wetland habitats across eastern North America, where its flowers provide an important source of honey and its fruits are significant for birds. The tree's hollow trunks also provide nesting opportunities for bees and different mammals. Nyssa sylvatica is a long-living non-clonal flowering plant and can live for over 650 years. Its fruits are edible and have a pleasant, acidic pulp that can be used to make preserves. The hard and heavy wood of this tree makes it useful for various purposes, including firewood, pallets, and agricultural rollers. Finally, the scientific name of the tree means "water nymph of the woods" in Latin, and the tree's common name "Tupelo" is of Native American origin.

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