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Foundation Seed Stock-Ecos

Since first starting my nursery in 1979 I have 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 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 which is common with all other woody plant seed companies. 

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





Briana Apricot Seeds

Briana Apricot Seeds

Rich Apricot Flavor-Heavy Yields on a Strong Large Upright Tree-Fruit and Nut Tree Combined with Thi..

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$480.00

Chinese Ash Seeds

Chinese Ash Seeds

  Immune to the Ash Borer=Vigorous Tree and Hard Wood  Starting in the early 90'..

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$320.00

ECOS Pear Seeds

ECOS Pear Seeds

    The Ecos pears were developed from a single tree found in Michigan. The tree's ..

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$140.00

Green Blanket Wild Squash  (Green Blanket Cucurbita)

Green Blanket Wild Squash (Green Blanket Cucurbita)

   "Green Blanket" : Selected from Cucurbita pepo ozarkana and wild Peruvian pumpkin hybri..

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$220.00

Hulless Styrian Pumpkin Seeds

Hulless Styrian Pumpkin Seeds

    This unique selection of pumpkin is grown specifically for its seeds which d..

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$60.00

Lavender Life Red Mulberry Seeds and Scions

Lavender Life Red Mulberry Seeds and Scions

 North American Species-Excellent Flavor with a Nice Balance of Tart and Sweet Many people w..

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$240.00

Madeline Blueberry Seeds and Stolon

Madeline Blueberry Seeds and Stolon

Dry Soil Type of Wild Blueberry Selected from a High and Dry Location with Heavy Yields of Small Dar..

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$240.00

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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$240.00

Moonrise Pear Seeds-The Wild Asian Species Pear

Moonrise Pear Seeds-The Wild Asian Species Pear

currently processing seed this seed=harvest has begun. This strain of Asian pear originally comes fr..

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$270.00

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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$320.00

Nana Beach Plum Seeds

Nana Beach Plum Seeds

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

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$220.00

Northern American Persimmon Seeds-Ecos

Northern American Persimmon Seeds-Ecos

  Sold out STRATIFIED seeds in refrigeration. Can be planted spring 2022. Most if not all ..

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$1,220.00

Ocean Blue Sloe Plum Seeds-Scions

Ocean Blue Sloe Plum Seeds-Scions

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

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$220.00

Sweet Juice Black Mulberry Seeds and Scions

Sweet Juice Black Mulberry Seeds and Scions

   Hardy and Vigorous Selection with Delicious Fruit-Not too Sweet and Not too Watery T..

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$220.00

Wild Goose Plum Seeds

Wild Goose Plum Seeds

Fresh Eating-Best Quality-Hybrid Vigor in Seedling Progeny-Excellent Production of Clean Fruit I ..

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$480.00