Here at Applewood Seed Company we specialize in small to largescale production of open-pollinated flower seeds, which include wildflowers, heirloom garden flowers and newer flower varieties. Most of these flowers need insect pollinators for successful seed production. We are a strong advocate of pollinator conservation and are actively involved in research, education, and policy-making for pollinator issues. Here […]
From African Daisy’s to Zinna’s, we have a wide variety of flower seeds for you to choose from on the Applewood Seed website. Did you know that we have 23 varieties of Zinnia seeds to choose from? See our selection and place your order directly from our online store.
As Applewood specializes in open-pollinated flower varieties, it is important for us to help maintain distinctive traits that can get lost through the repetition of crop seed production over many years. We routinely hand-select and hand-pollinate flower varieties in our isolation tents every season to help maintain variety purity. This is an additional quality assurance […]
Applewood Seed Company, located in Arvada, Colorado, was established in 1965 and specializes in small to large-scale production of open-pollinated flower seeds. We pride ourselves in our commitment to supplying high quality seed by maintaining diligent standards in field production methods, seed testing, and our research trials. Our research includes flower types and mixes specifically […]
Flowers Seeds for Bees and Butterflies June is Pollinator Month and gardens are buzzing with excitement for the first blooms of the season. Keep your local pollinators fed and happy all season long with specially formulated flower seed mixes for blooms in early, mid, and late season from Applewood Seed Company.
For your own splash of sunshine, check out our collection of sunflower seeds at Applewood Seed Co. From the towering Mammoth Sunflower to the vibrant ‘Dwarf Sungold’ Sunflower, we are shining some light on our golden beauties.
Academic research has shown that diverse flower seed mixes provide the most benefits to bees and pollinators compared to mixes with just one to several flower species. It is important to choose flower species that are known to be attractive to pollinators which will greatly enhance the efficiency of these mixes. Flower mixes should contain early, […]
You’ve probably noticed how many online and offline options are out there for purchasing flower seeds for your business. But one company stands out from all the rest with their extensive benefits. If your current supplier cannot offer these same benefits, then it’s time to check out Applewood Seed Company for your next purchase.
Monarch butterflies cannot survive without milkweed – it is the only source of food for their larvae (caterpillars). Monarch females lay their eggs solely upon milkweeds, and the larvae eat the plants. This makes them specialist herbivores, which means there is no other option available to them. When monarch larvae feed on milkweed, they sequester toxins within their […]
American Bee Journal has reported that Bayer’s Feed A Bee Program has reached an important goal – to award at least one grant to a project in all 50 states, which they did recently. Their latest grant recipient was Gateway to the Arctic Camp in Talkeetna, Alaska. This non-profit camp teaches sustainability, farming and environmental stewardship […]