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

Sold out

Updated: February 7, 2020

Seedlot Number Seed BEC Orchard # Seed Zone Gain Germination Amount Available (g) Seedlings (000's)
63896 SBSdh1 219 Bulkley Valley TBD- Harvest August 2020
63897 SBSmw 244 Prince George TBD- Harvest August 2020
63898 SBSdh1 245 Bulkley Valley TBD- Harvest August 2020
63899 SBSdw3 246 Central Plateau TBD- Harvest August 2020

Douglas Fir seed availability

Updated: March 24, 2020

Seedlot Number Seed BEC Orchard # Seed Zone Gain Germination Amount Available (g) Seedlings (000's)
63644 ICHmk3 232 QL GVO 26 WWD+00 98 35 1.6
63753 ICHmk3 226 QL GVO 26 WWD+00 98 21,305 1,196.6
63891 SBSdh1 225 PG TBD- Harvest August 2020
63892 ICHmk3 226 QL TBD- Harvest August 2020
63893 SBSdw1 231 CT TBD- Harvest August 2020
63894 ICHmk3 232 QL TBD- Harvest August 2020
63895 SBSdh1 233 PG TBD- Harvest August 2020

White Spruce seed availability

Updated: March 1, 2020

Seedlot Number Seed BEC Orchard # Seed Zone Gain Germination Amount Available (g) Seedlings (000's)
63758 SBSdh2 239 PG High Elevation (1200m-1550m) GVO 16 97 8,913 1,394.5
63832 SBSdh2 239 PG High Elevation (1200m-1550m) GVO12 89 14, 483 2084.8
63888 SBSwk1 211 PG Weevil Tolerant TBD - Harvest August 2020
63889 SBSdh2 239 PG High Elevation (1200m-1550m) TBD - Harvest August 2020
63890 SBSmw 247 PG High Gain TBD - Harvest August 2020