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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 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.

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. 

Seeds are shipped immediately. No international seed shipping.  Above image from our farm: Manna Oak 





Ashe's Magnolia Seeds

Ashe's Magnolia Seeds

 Ashe's Magnolia represents one of those rare finds that often defies normal botanical explanat..

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$310.00

Big Hip Rose Seeds

Big Hip Rose Seeds

Large Hips-Dense Clusters of Fruit-Easy to Process-Rich Flavor not Bland Selected from Apple Rose..

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$220.00

Black Mulberry Seeds Ecos

Black Mulberry Seeds Ecos

   currently not available Hardy and Vigorous Selection with Delicious Fruit-Not too Sweet..

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$240.00

Briana Apricot Seeds and Scions

Briana Apricot Seeds and Scions

Currently Unavailable          Rich Apricot Flavor-Heavy Yields-Fast Growin..

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$240.00

Buartblack Walnut Nuts

Buartblack Walnut Nuts

Hybrid cross between black walnut and buartnut. This strain came originally from one of the largest ..

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$280.00

California False Indigo Seeds

California False Indigo Seeds

Currently unavailable. California false indigo represents a distinct species of an amazing nitrogen ..

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$180.00

Cathay Quince Seeds

Cathay Quince Seeds

  Currently unavailable  One of the largest fruiting quinces with incredible drought ..

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$180.00

Chinese Ash Seeds

Chinese Ash Seeds

 Currently unavailable:  Immune to the Ash BorerStarting in the early 90's I began an out-..

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$240.00

Chinese Quince Seeds

Chinese Quince Seeds

      Currently unavailable: A robust selection of a slightly hardier and firebl..

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$140.00

Dwarf American Hazelnut Seeds

Dwarf American Hazelnut Seeds

SOLD OUT Natural dwarf form of American hazelnut found within populations at our farm from Iowa and ..

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$340.00

Ecos American Hazelnut Seeds

Ecos American Hazelnut Seeds

SOLD OUT Selected from our most precocious ECOS plants using only the heaviest bearing types includi..

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$220.00

ECOS Pear Seeds

ECOS Pear Seeds

SOLD OUT My Ecos pears were developed from a single tree in Michigan whose Pakistani origins brought..

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$320.00

Ecos Red Crabappple Seeds-"Waterfall" Scions

Ecos Red Crabappple Seeds-"Waterfall" Scions

 Selected seedlings from a group of seedling crabapples with very clean foliage and dense clust..

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$180.00

Fastigiate Strength Black Walnut

Fastigiate Strength Black Walnut

 Using seedlings from Lambs Curly I found a few very unique almost columnar black walnuts that ..

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$340.00

Flava Island Beach Plum Seeds

Flava Island Beach Plum Seeds

SOLD OUT This seedling group came to me from a collector who harvested from bushes on an island wher..

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$240.00