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Foundation Seed Stock-Ecos

Since first starting my nursery in 1979 I 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 often 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. 

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





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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$280.00

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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$220.00

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 Holly Seeds

Northern American Holly Seeds

  American Holly is a wonderful plant to see in the dead of winter. It is rarely found in ..

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$180.00

Northern American Persimmon Seeds

Northern American Persimmon Seeds

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

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$160.00

Ocean Blue Sloe Plum Seeds-Scions

Ocean Blue Sloe Plum Seeds-Scions

   The Ocean is Blue-So is the Sloe PlumSelected from 100 percent immune to black kno..

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$260.00

Ozark Wild Gourd

Ozark Wild Gourd

The Ozark wild gourd represents a wild form of annual gourd that grows in the southwestern and midwe..

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$120.00

Paradise Apple Seeds

Paradise Apple Seeds

    This species is well known as one of the species complex of modern day apple..

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$180.00

Pawpaw Seeds

Pawpaw Seeds

  The Northern Banana-Pawpaw Seed From the Most Northern Part of its Range in North Americ..

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$2,960.00

Perennial Perpetual Diversity Potato Tubers and Seeds

Perennial Perpetual Diversity Potato Tubers and Seeds

 Selected for 'diploidness' or fruitfulness, 'Purple Ease' has produced both high yields of tub..

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$210.00

Red Planet Plum Seeds-Scions

Red Planet Plum Seeds-Scions

"Red Planet" represents a new hybrid species of plum found as a natural hybrid of two indigenous Nor..

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$220.00

Red Runner American Plum Seeds-Stolon

Red Runner American Plum Seeds-Stolon

This dwarf American plum selection was one of a very few seedlings at our farm of American plum that..

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$240.00

Sugary Fortune Wild Goose Plum

Sugary Fortune Wild Goose Plum

Sweet and Lucious Goodness-Fresh Eating with No Insect or Disease Issues"Sugary Fortune" represents ..

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$240.00

Sweet Heaven Precocious Rose Seeds

Sweet Heaven Precocious Rose Seeds

Vigorous Seedling Growth-Heavenly Fragrance-Heavy Hip Production-Large Plant This seedling hybr..

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$180.00