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Apricot and Plum Seeds=10% Off=PLUM10

  Free Offers+Use Code:  PLUM10 for 10 Percent Off Offer Expires 10-15-22 Free with all orders: 12 Iowa Peach Seeds-True to type northern wild peach. Orders over $400.00 receive either an all organic cotton t-shirt print from artwork from the Oikos Tree Crops catalog collection or 4 ounces of Wild Goose Plum jam made with …

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Full Expression Plant Discoveries-Find What You Are Looking For

  A work of art like this stone Egyptian water buffalo at the New York Met can last many lifetimes. Plant discoveries can create the same effect. By  contributing to that which has come before, it can make life easier for future generations.  A certain level of appreciation for the artist and scientist is generated …

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The American Persimmon in Michigan

The American Persimmon Defined When I first heard of the American Persimmon I had just graduated from college with an interest in starting  a fruit farm with my brother in southwestern Michigan. I had a small  landscape maintenance company trying to develop the concept of edible landscapes. In the winter I would work by pruning …

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The Groundnut-Weed, Protein and Global in Nature

When I first started growing groundnuts over 20 years ago, I had little information on how to produce the plant or use it. It was an edible wild plant I use to read about in high school. I remember ordering the tubers from  J.L. Hudson Seedsman and putting them in these long narrow paper pots. …

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The Importance of the Perennial Bean at This Juncture in Time

Everyday is a reminder to me that more has to be done to improve the worlds health and well being.  A little bit of news in the morning is enough. There are so many avenues to take. What to do?  I have noticed a great surge in new protein crops over the last few years. …

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The Oikos Vision of Tree Crops Podcast

Enjoy this podcast I made with the folks at Partisan Gardens where we discuss edible acorns, tree crops and my personal experiences with growing plants. Thank you Partisan Gardens. The Oikos Vision for Tree Crops Partisan Gardens September 2021  

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Seeds are Available

May 24th will be the last date of our nursery. I am retiring and closing the nursery. Oikos Tree Crops has been in existence since the early 1980’s.

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Remaining Inventory June 2021-Last Chance

This is our last list of inventory available at 50% off in wholesale lots. Order now for immediate shipment.

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20 Percent Off Tree Crops

20 Percent Off Russian Hawthorne, Northern Prairie Apricot, Hardy Orange and Black Mulberry

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The Thimbleberry: A Secret Revealed

The Secret of the Thimbleberry. A raspberry that produces a rich, vibrant red fruit is well known in northern Michigan.