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Foundation Seed Stock-Ecos

Since 1979 when I first started my nursery 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 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 foundation stock seed 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 not found in cultivated plants much like a wild plant. 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 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 as 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. If you are a nursery or other seller of plants and/or seeds see specifics on selling our Ecos Oikos Tree Crops selections, cultivars and seed strains please see our terms and conditions before check out. 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 without the cumbersome patent system which is frequently ignored in the nursery industry anyway. For specifics on cultivar requests without seeds: contact Kenneth Asmus under contact on the front page of the website.

Seeds are shipped immediately along with the scions or cuttings during the dormant season. No international seed shipping including Canada is allowed.  Above image from my farm: Manna Oak.





Northern American Persimmon Seeds-Ecos

Northern American Persimmon Seeds-Ecos

  STRATIFIED seeds in refrigeration. Can be planted spring 2022. Most if not all the dorma..

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$1,220.00

 "Green Blanket"  Wild Squash  (Green Blanket Cucurbita)

"Green Blanket" Wild Squash (Green Blanket Cucurbita)

   sold out "Green Blanket" : Selected from Cucurbita pepo ozarkana and wild Peruvian pump..

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$140.00

 "Invincible" McDaniels Burenglish Oak Acorns and Scions

"Invincible" McDaniels Burenglish Oak Acorns and Scions

         Currently unavailable: Fast Growing Hybrid Oak-Good Acorn Pro..

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$420.00

"Abundant" Shellbark Hickory Nuts

"Abundant" Shellbark Hickory Nuts

Sold out. Dormancy started Feb. 1st. Called the 'Kingnut' hickory because of its large nut size, the..

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$170.00

"Acorntopia" Sargent Oak Acorns and Scions

"Acorntopia" Sargent Oak Acorns and Scions

   currently unavailable Large Acorn Selection with Mildew Immune Leaves Sargent oak is..

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$210.00

"Blue Profusion"  Juneberry Seeds and Scions

"Blue Profusion" Juneberry Seeds and Scions

      Large Crops of Delicious Juneberries Selected from a batch of..

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$220.00

"Blue Ribbon" White Oak Acorns-Scions

"Blue Ribbon" White Oak Acorns-Scions

currently unavailable "Blue Ribbon" was a discovery by Kansas tree farmer David Pabst who was in the..

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$220.00

"Bright Sky" Americana Dunbars Plum Seeds & Stolon

"Bright Sky" Americana Dunbars Plum Seeds & Stolon

Currently Unavailable: High Quality Fruits-Prolific Production-Eat Fresh-Beach Plum Type Dunbars ..

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$320.00

"Cranberry-Vibes" American Cranberrybush Viburnum Seeds & Cuttings

"Cranberry-Vibes" American Cranberrybush Viburnum Seeds & Cuttings

   currently unavailable 'Cranberry-Vibes" is the first selection of Viburnum selecte..

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$220.00

"Double Rainbow" Ecos Beach Plum Seeds+Scions

"Double Rainbow" Ecos Beach Plum Seeds+Scions

Currently unavailable.Seeds are collected from the best culinary selections including 'Double Rainbo..

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$380.00

"Ecos Red" Apple Scions and Seeds

"Ecos Red" Apple Scions and Seeds

sold out Dessert Quality Low Spray Apple-Ripens in September This seedling apple was found  ..

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$160.00

"Elaine" Ecos Cactus

"Elaine" Ecos Cactus

Sold out Hardy Clonal Selection with No Thorns and Large Clean Green Pads-'Elaine' 'Elaine' was..

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$120.00

"Flava Island" Beach Plum Seeds and Scions

"Flava Island" Beach Plum Seeds and Scions

    SOLD OUT This seedling group came to me from a collector who harvested from ..

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$240.00

"Forte" Chestnut Nuts & Scions

"Forte" Chestnut Nuts & Scions

currently unavailable Selected specifically for its high yields, this chestnut was found in a seed b..

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$240.00

"Hewes" Crabapple Seeds and Scions

"Hewes" Crabapple Seeds and Scions

  Sold out Hewes is a Virginia crab hybrid complex which comes close to true from seed cra..

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$170.00