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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.





Sweet Juice Black Mulberry Seeds and Scions

Sweet Juice Black Mulberry Seeds and Scions

   sold out Hardy and Vigorous Selection with Delicious Fruit-Not too Sweet and Not too Wa..

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$220.00

Tepary Bean Seeds

Tepary Bean Seeds

  Ecos and Cultivated Selections: This southwestern annual bean species is a vigorous vine..

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$80.00

Walters Medlar Seeds

Walters Medlar Seeds

This medium sized fruiting strain of medlar is ideal for late fall early winter consumption. The fru..

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$320.00

Wild Bean Seeds-The Thicket Bean

Wild Bean Seeds-The Thicket Bean

 The Thicket Bean-The Perennial Wild Bean sold out Related to the lima bean, thicket bean se..

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$160.00

Wild Goose Plum Seeds

Wild Goose Plum Seeds

Fresh Eating-Best Quality-Hybrid Vigor in Seedling Progeny-Excellent Production of Clean Fruit I ..

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$380.00

Yellow Cucumber Magnolia Seeds

Yellow Cucumber Magnolia Seeds

 Cucumber magnolia hybrid with star magnolia-Vigorous progeny, drought tolerant, fast growing s..

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$160.00

Yellow Peruvian Tree Pepper

Yellow Peruvian Tree Pepper

This perennial tree species of pepper is found high in the mountains of Peru. Its high elevation sta..

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$80.00

Yellow Ussuri Plum Seeds

Yellow Ussuri Plum Seeds

  This extremely hardy yellow sweet plum has been known to withstand temperatures of -40 F..

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$210.00

 Invincible McDaniels Burenglish Oak Acorns and Scions

Invincible McDaniels Burenglish Oak Acorns and Scions

         Currently unavailable: Fast Growing Hybrid Oak-Good Acorn Pro..

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$420.00

"Blue Profusion"  Juneberry Seeds and Scions

"Blue Profusion" Juneberry Seeds and Scions

      Large Crops of Delicious Juneberries Selected from a batch of..

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$220.00

"Cranberry-Vibes" American Cranberrybush Viburnum Seeds & Cuttings

"Cranberry-Vibes" American Cranberrybush Viburnum Seeds & Cuttings

   currently unavailable 'Cranberry-Vibes" is the first selection of Viburnum selecte..

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$220.00

"Ecos Red" Apple Scions and Seeds

"Ecos Red" Apple Scions and Seeds

sold out Dessert Quality Low Spray Apple-Ripens in September This seedling apple was found  ..

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$160.00

"Forte" Chestnut Nuts & Scions

"Forte" Chestnut Nuts & Scions

currently unavailable Selected specifically for its high yields, this chestnut was found in a seed b..

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$240.00

"Hewes" Crabapple Seeds and Scions

"Hewes" Crabapple Seeds and Scions

  Sold out Hewes is a Virginia crab hybrid complex which comes close to true from seed cra..

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$170.00

"Hungarian" Cornelian Cherry Seeds-Scions

"Hungarian" Cornelian Cherry Seeds-Scions

      Currently unavailable Edible Cherry Dogwood - Fruits in the Shade Culti..

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$180.00