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April Seed Packet of the Month - Balsam Fir Tree Seed


Abies balsamea is easy to grow from seed, stratify and plant in April and plant outdoors when the threat of frost is past. A North American Fir, native to most of eastern and central Canada & US. Small to medium size evergreen makes a wonderful Christmas tree well known for its forest-like aroma that makes your home smell like the woods.

Attributes of the Balsam Fir Tree:

-Seed Start Indoors in April 

-Liquid resin with beneficial properties
-Beautiful dark green color, airy branches, and long-lasting needles
-Pyramidal crown and slender spire like tip
-Fragrant Odor popular for holiday greenery from resin 
-Foliage food for animals in winter, seeds in the fall

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