Seed Availability

Seed Availability

Cone crops are harvested annually in August at VSOC, then seed is extracted, tested and registered from October to February. All available seed is listed in the Seed Planning and Registry system (SPAR). SPAR allows users to register a seedlot, request seed for sowing and generate reports related to seed or vegetative material.

SPAR allows seed users to monitor seed availability and to determine suitable seedlots for each cutblock using the CBST tool. VSOC lists all seed BEC’s associated with each orchard and related maps in the Seed BEC Table for quick reference.

VSOC will routinely update seed availability, however if you have any questions regarding seed deployment or availability contact VSOC.

Lodgepole Pine seed availability

Updated: May 13, 2024

Seedlot Number Seed BEC Orchard # Seed Zone Gain Germination Amount Available (g) Seedlings (000's)
64055 SBSdw3 246 Central Plateau 18 95 1,859 227.7
64114 SBSdw3 246 Central Plateau 17 95 4,395 493.9

Douglas Fir seed availability

Updated: May 13, 2024

Seedlot Number Seed BEC Orchard # Seed Zone Gain Germination Amount Available (g) Seedlings (000's)
64048 SBSdh1 225 PG GVO 24 92 66,198 2,741.0
64049 ICHmk3 226 QL GVO 26 96 50,060 2,236.2
64051 SBSdh1 232 QL GVO 29 93 59,641 2,401.0
64052 SBSdh1 233 PG GVO 25 96 61,081 3,334.6

White Spruce seed availability

Updated: May 13, 2024

Seedlot Number Seed BEC Orchard # Seed Zone Gain Germination Amount Available (g) Seedlings (000's)
63832 SBSdh2 239 PG High Elevation (1200m-1550m) GVO 12 83 7,151 991.8
64045 SBSwk1 211 PG Weevil Tolerant GVO27 IWS +64 92 222,114 41,212
64085 SBSmw 247 PG 2nd Generation High Gain GVO 35 88 Contact dan@vsoc.ca to discuss germination of this seedlot 145,466 18,393
64056 SBSdh2 239 PG High Elevation (1200m-1550m) GVO 15 86 7,496 1,063