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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.





"Mammoth" & "Gargantuan" Tree Junipers

"Mammoth" & "Gargantuan" Tree Junipers

 currently unavailable  Mammoth and Gargantuan represent new tree selections of an old hor..

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$420.00

"Manna" Oak Acorns and Scions

"Manna" Oak Acorns and Scions

Sold out. No tannin acorn with only trace amounts of tannins edible fresh even without leaching. Th..

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$220.00

"Mary Jo" Cabbage Rose

"Mary Jo" Cabbage Rose

 currently unavailable The Edible Rose Petal Rose All roses like the swamp rose above produce e..

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$240.00

"Michigan" Tree Collards

"Michigan" Tree Collards

Sold out but Available from Project Tree Collards, California. Tree collards are a joy to grow...

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$180.00

"Movin-to-Montana" American Cranberrybush Seeds-Cuttings

"Movin-to-Montana" American Cranberrybush Seeds-Cuttings

currently unavailable This Montana origin came from nurseryman, the late Clayton Berg and was  ..

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$240.00

"Pancake Bay" Allegheny Serviceberry Seeds-Scions

"Pancake Bay" Allegheny Serviceberry Seeds-Scions

Currently unavailable  Fresh Eating- Large Dark Blue Fruit - Abundant Fruiting This is the b..

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$420.00

"Plentiful" Crabapple Seeds and Scions

"Plentiful" Crabapple Seeds and Scions

sold out Bright Red Color-Extremely Hardy Alaskan Apple Selected apple-crab with exceptional..

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$180.00

"Red Tart" + Ecos Gooseberry Seeds+Cuttings

"Red Tart" + Ecos Gooseberry Seeds+Cuttings

currently unavailable This Ribes populations are from both naturally seeded gooseberries at my farm ..

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$180.00

"Rocket" Red Oak

"Rocket" Red Oak

 Currently not available "Rocket" red oak is a seedling selected from my oak planting beds coll..

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$220.00

"Snow Mountain" Cherry Scions and Seeds

"Snow Mountain" Cherry Scions and Seeds

   Currently unavailable Snow Mountain represents a form of cherry that is a cross wi..

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$120.00

"Sunshine" Yellow Black Raspberry Seeds and Cuttings

"Sunshine" Yellow Black Raspberry Seeds and Cuttings

Currently unavailable:This rare raspberry is found with the wild black raspberry where it is identic..

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$180.00

"Sweet Blue"  Juneberry Seeds + Scions

"Sweet Blue" Juneberry Seeds + Scions

Reliable - Large clean sweet fruited selection of Allegheny serviceberry from northern Michigan.&nbs..

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$180.00

"Sweet It Is"  Bebbs Oak Acorns-Scions

"Sweet It Is" Bebbs Oak Acorns-Scions

currently unavailable Low tannin acorn selection-high yields on a bur oak type of tree. From a 2n..

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$240.00

"Sweetaa" Wild Black Cherry Seeds and Scions

"Sweetaa" Wild Black Cherry Seeds and Scions

          currently unavailable The wild black cherry has an amaz..

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$320.00

"Timburr"  Chestnut Nuts and Scions

"Timburr" Chestnut Nuts and Scions

     Currently unavailable: Tall Straight Timber Growth Habit - Good Nut Production-S..

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$320.00