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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 





Florida Pie Pear Seeds

Florida Pie Pear Seeds

Florida pie pear or Florida sand pear is a species complex of an Asian pear that has become naturali..

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$180.00

Giant Cane Seeds-Plants

Giant Cane Seeds-Plants

Grow from Seed and Grow from Rhizomes-Create a Genetically Diverse Bamboo Planting from the Ecos Str..

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$320.00

Gooseasaw Plum Seeds

Gooseasaw Plum Seeds

Sold out. Chickasaw and Wild Goose Plum HybridFinally after 20 years of testing and growing plums, I..

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$220.00

Hewes Crabapple Seeds and Scions

Hewes Crabapple Seeds and Scions

  Hewes is a Virginia crab hybrid complex which comes close to true from seed crabapple. A..

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$210.00

High Lycopene Autumnberry Seeds and Cuttings

High Lycopene Autumnberry Seeds and Cuttings

Currently unavailable: Autumnberry represents a new use of a widely planted shrub by the states cons..

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$240.00

Hybrid Black Walnut Nuts

Hybrid Black Walnut Nuts

Selected Seedling Strain Using Sparks 147 Iowa Seed Source This is one of the best black wal..

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$220.00

Jerusalem Artichoke Seeds-'Shiawassee'

Jerusalem Artichoke Seeds-'Shiawassee'

  Seeds of the Shiawassee variety.Shiawassee more than other Jerusalem artichoke varieties..

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$180.00

Kuwa---Korean Mulberry---Seeds

Kuwa---Korean Mulberry---Seeds

  Currently unavailable.  Kuwa is found within the wild forms of mulberry found in Ch..

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$140.00

Lilac Paulownia Seeds

Lilac Paulownia Seeds

Currently unavailableLilacina or Fargesii Empress tree is one the longest running tree projects at m..

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$160.00

Mackinaw Peach Seeds and Scions

Mackinaw Peach Seeds and Scions

 Sold out: The Circus in Your Mouth is from Northern Michigan“Well they’re in!” We named t..

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$920.00

Maritime Dunbarii Plum Seeds

Maritime Dunbarii Plum Seeds

SOLD OUT Maritime represents the first generation of wild plums from seed that can be produced from ..

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$240.00

Michigan Lily Iowa

Michigan Lily Iowa

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

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$0.00

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

Mirabelle Plum Seeds

Mirabelle Plum Seeds

 Currently unavailable  Mirabelle plum is a wild French plum grown worldwide for its rich ..

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$640.00

Missouri Gooseberry Seeds

Missouri Gooseberry Seeds

 currently unavailable Missouri gooseberry is one of the few North American species that was cu..

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$180.00