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Foundation Seed Stock-Ecos

Since first starting my nursery in 1979 I discovered, rediscovered, planted and created from scratch many useful food plants and timber trees for agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Instead of cultivars or varieties I focused first on the population rather than the individual. The result of that experimentation lead me to develop populations of many woody plants that are genetically diverse  that can be grown 'true' from seed in a wide variety of environmental conditions. This was the beginning of my foundation seed stock to draw from.

This foundation stock represents some of the most healthful and versatile  woody perennials and perennial vegetables. The focus was to find plants that require minimal care yet provide a high level of nutrition as well as unique flavors not found in cultivated plants. Each plant that I harvest seeds from is selected for its high yields, disease resistance as well as its ease of use as it finds its way to its culinary end.  The plants grown from my this seed can provide both a living population to breed cultivars from or to use as is and reproduced ad infinitum from seed  as a population or a land race. Reproduction by seed allows the population to adapt over time due to climate changes or disease pressures. This makes cultivar development or even to use as a single 'strain' or land race a field of possibilities that can never become genetically stagnate.  This is the ECOS Oikos Tree Crops Foundation Seed Stock.

Cultivars are often offered with the seeds include scions, cuttings, budwood and roots or tubers. This will allow you to continue the varietal selection that I created here at my farm as well as make it available to others either as a nursery or use in a farming situation. From seed, these selections represent a unique slice of a species available to use as is in seedling plantings without the guess work of where did my seed come from. 

Seeds are shipped immediately along with the scions or cuttings during the dormant season. It varies from year to year on what crops are available.  No international seed shipping including Canada is allowed.  Above image: Briana Apricots fruit and nuts from 2022.





Beach Plum Seeds-Ecos

Beach Plum Seeds-Ecos

Native East Coast Species- Highly Productive-Thrives Beyond the Beach Found in sandy areas on the..

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$160.00

Briana Apricot Seeds

Briana Apricot Seeds

Rich Apricot Flavor-Heavy Yields on a Strong Large Upright Tree-Fruit and Nut Tree Thin Shelled High..

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$160.00

Bright Sky Plum Seeds & Scions

Bright Sky Plum Seeds & Scions

High Quality Fruits-Prolific Production-Beach Plum Type-Clean Foliage and Fruit Dunbarii plum pro..

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$220.00

Dunbars Plum Seeds

Dunbars Plum Seeds

     Clean High Quality Fruits Produced with No Spray-Immune to Disease and Inse..

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$180.00

Ecos Crabapple Seeds-Scions

Ecos Crabapple Seeds-Scions

 Selected seedlings from a group of seedling crabapples with very clean foliage and dense clust..

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$220.00

Ecos Red Apple Scions and Seeds

Ecos Red Apple Scions and Seeds

Dessert Quality Low Spray Apple-Ripens in September This seedling apple was found  in one of..

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$160.00

Flava American Plum Seeds

Flava American Plum Seeds

 Yellow fruited American plum is one of the few selections of from seed plums that can be repro..

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$120.00

Florida Pie Pear Seeds &"Pie-in-the-Sky"

Florida Pie Pear Seeds &"Pie-in-the-Sky"

Florida pie pear or Florida sand pear is a species complex of an Asian pear that has become naturali..

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$220.00

Gooseasaw Plum Seeds

Gooseasaw Plum Seeds

   Chickasaw and Wild Goose Plum Hybrid-Grown and Selected from Seed to Tree to Seed Again..

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$160.00

Hewes Crabapple Seeds and Scions

Hewes Crabapple Seeds and Scions

  Hewes is a Virginia crab hybrid complex which comes close to true from seed crabapple. A..

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$170.00

Island Beach Plum Seeds-Scions

Island Beach Plum Seeds-Scions

Around 30 years ago, I began exchanging beach plum seeds from individuals who knew of individual pla..

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$180.00

Kelly Renee Apple Scions and Seeds

Kelly Renee Apple Scions and Seeds

  Low to No Spray-Organic Production-Long Period of Ripening, Delicious Flavor, Great Cook..

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$180.00

Mirabelle Plum Seeds

Mirabelle Plum Seeds

  Mirabelle plum is a wild French plum grown worldwide for its rich complex flavor used in..

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$200.00

Morning Sun Wild Goose Plum

Morning Sun Wild Goose Plum

  'Morning Sun' is from a new class of wild plum selected as a seedling of 'Wild Goose' of..

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$180.00

Nana Beach Plum Seeds

Nana Beach Plum Seeds

  Natural Dwarf - Compact Plant -Incredibly Fruitful This seed comes from a dwarf strain of ..

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$160.00