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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.





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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$240.00

Juicy Delight Wild Goose Plum

Juicy Delight Wild Goose Plum

"Juicy Delight" retains the original 'crispness' of the original wild goose plum as well as the juic..

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$240.00

Latvian Purple Peach Seeds

Latvian Purple Peach Seeds

   This selection of peach was given to me from a nearby farmer who knew of a family ..

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$240.00

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

Luminescence Plum

Luminescence Plum

   Luminescence Plum Seeds and Scions: Selected Chickasaw seedling plum found within..

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$220.00

Mackinaw Peach Seeds and Scions

Mackinaw Peach Seeds and Scions

   The Circus in Your Mouth is from Northern Michigan“Well they’re in!” We named this..

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$920.00

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

Michigan Lily Seeds-Iowa

Michigan Lily Seeds-Iowa

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

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$140.00

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

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$240.00

New Yorker Dunbarii Plum Seeds + Scions Baby Blue

New Yorker Dunbarii Plum Seeds + Scions Baby Blue

      'New Yorker' Plums-Dense Colony forming Selections of Beach Plum..

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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

   The Ocean is Blue-So is Sloe PlumSelected from 100 percent immune to black knot pl..

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$260.00