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FOUNDATION SEED Stock

For over 30 years I have discovered, rediscovered, planted and created from scratch many useful food plants and timber trees for agriculture, horticulture and forestry industries. Instead of cultivar development I focused on the population rather than the individual. The result of that experimentation lead me to develop populations of plants that are genetically diverse  that can be grown 'true' from seed in a wide variety of environmental conditions. My foundation stock seeds represent some of the most healthful and versatile  woody perennials and perennial vegetables as they require minimal care yet provide a high level of nutrition 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 the foundation stock plants can provide both a living population to breed cultivars from or to use as is and reproduced ad infinitum from seed  as a population. 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.

Limited availability. Once seeds are sold out, there is no way to know if we will offer them again.  Above image from our farm: Precocious hazelnuts, Below Image from our farm: American Persimmons from the most northern range.





Dwarf American Hazelnut Seeds

Dwarf American Hazelnut Seeds

Natural dwarf form of American hazelnut found within populations at our farm from Iowa and Michigan...

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$320.00

ECOS Pear Seeds

ECOS Pear Seeds

My Ecos pears were developed from a single tree in Michigan whose Pakistani origins brought in a who..

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$320.00

Gooseasaw Plum Seeds

Gooseasaw Plum Seeds

Finally after 20 years of testing and growing plums, I found a strain that makes a plum even easier ..

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$780.00

Michigan Lily Iowa

Michigan Lily Iowa

One of the most vigorous and healthy lily species I have ever grown. I love lilies. My grandmother a..

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$320.00

Perennial Perpetual Diversity Potato Tubers and Seeds

Perennial Perpetual Diversity Potato Tubers and Seeds

Selected for 'diploidness' or fruitfulness,  this individual has produced both high yields of t..

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$220.00

Pink Thimbleberry Seeds

Pink Thimbleberry Seeds

Grow Your Own Thimbleberries: Even in Warmer Climate Zones This strain came to me from a seed col..

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$320.00

Precocious Hazelnut Seeds

Precocious Hazelnut Seeds

Precocious hazelnut represents a 30 year trial growing several thousand hybrid hazelnuts called fila..

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$520.00

Sloe Plum Seeds

Sloe Plum Seeds

Selected from 100 percent immune to black knot plants our sloe plum seeds represent the highest immu..

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$420.00

Wild Bean Seeds

Wild Bean Seeds

Thicket Bean-The Perennial Wild Bean Related to the lima bean, thicket bean seeds are hard to fin..

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$540.00

Yellow Peruvian Tree Pepper

Yellow Peruvian Tree Pepper

This perennial tree species of pepper is found high in the mountains of Peru. Its high elevation sta..

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$410.00