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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. Seeds are shipped immediately. No international seed shipping. 

Limited availability. Once seeds are sold out, there is no way to know if we will offer them again. No international shipping.

Above image from our farm: Precocious hazelnuts, Below Image from our farm: American Persimmons from the most northern range.





Michigan Prolific Northern Pecan Nuts

Michigan Prolific Northern Pecan Nuts

SOLD OUT Since growing the northern pecans from the Northern Nut Growers Association in the early 80..

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$220.00

Michigan Tree Collards

Michigan Tree Collards

'Michigan' Tree Collards Cuttings-5 Cuttings Ready for Rooting´╗┐Tree collards are a joy to grow...

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$240.00

New Yorker Dunbarii Plum Seeds

New Yorker Dunbarii Plum Seeds

I I received these seeds many years ago from a seed company that had gotten ahold of what was c..

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$410.00

Northern American Holly Seeds Ecos

Northern American Holly Seeds Ecos

Selected individual plants from a population of 3000 plants where vigor and winter hardiness were th..

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$220.00

Northern American Persimmon Seeds-Ecos

Northern American Persimmon Seeds-Ecos

This is the most northern of the seed strains using a mix of seedling persimmons at our farm  s..

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$220.00

Paradise Apple Seeds

Paradise Apple Seeds

This species is well known as one of the originators of modern day apples found in Russia as well as..

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$180.00

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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$280.00

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

Shellbark Hickory Nuts 'Illinois Gigant'

Shellbark Hickory Nuts 'Illinois Gigant'

This was one of the first trees I planted at my farm in the early 80's. I remember finding one on a ..

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$240.00

ShellbarkPecan Hickory Nuts

ShellbarkPecan Hickory Nuts

SOLD OUT Starting in the early 80's I began planting many species of hickories in my nursery and on ..

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$340.00

Sloe Plum Seeds "Ocean Blue"

Sloe Plum Seeds "Ocean Blue"

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

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$420.00

Timber Form Buartblack Walnut Nuts

Timber Form Buartblack Walnut Nuts

This incredibly rare form of a natural hybrid of black, butternut and Japanese walnut was found in a..

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$220.00

Trazel Tree Hazel Seeds

Trazel Tree Hazel Seeds

Trazels go back to the early days of nut growing using the seed strains and cultivars of Laroka from..

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$200.00

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