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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 





Mongolian Snake Gourd: Perennial gua lou

Mongolian Snake Gourd: Perennial gua lou

This perennial species of snake gourd is known as a medicinal plant in China. The root is used and i..

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$120.00

Moonrise Pear Seeds

Moonrise Pear Seeds

This strain of Asian pear originally comes from Mt. Wolchulsan in South Korea as well as other place..

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$180.00

New Yorker Dunbarii Plum Seeds

New Yorker Dunbarii Plum Seeds

     'New Yorker' Plums-Dense Colony forming Selections of Beach Plums and ..

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$120.00

Northern American Holly Seeds/Plants Ecos

Northern American Holly Seeds/Plants Ecos

  Holly is a wonderful plant to see in the dead of winter. The American holly in particula..

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$240.00

Northern American Persimmon Seeds-Ecos

Northern American Persimmon Seeds-Ecos

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

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$0.00

Northern Wild Raisin Seeds

Northern Wild Raisin Seeds

 This was one of the first viburnums I planted at my farm. I had read about it in a lot of my '..

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$160.00

Oriental Alder Seeds

Oriental Alder Seeds

 Currently unavailable: Oriental alder is the only alder species that has survived at my farm i..

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$120.00

Paradise Apple Seeds

Paradise Apple Seeds

    This species is well known as one of the originators of modern day apples fo..

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$180.00

Pawpaw Seeds

Pawpaw Seeds

Currently unavailable: The Northern Banana Freshly Harvested Seeds Stored Moist and Refrigerated at ..

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$480.00

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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$240.00

Pink Thimbleberry Seeds

Pink Thimbleberry Seeds

Grow Your Own Thimbleberries: Even in Warmer Climate Zones This strain came to me from a seed col..

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$240.00

Precocious Hazelnut Seeds

Precocious Hazelnut Seeds

Precocious hazelnut represents a 30 year trial growing several thousand hybrid hazelnuts called fila..

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$920.00

Red Mulberry Seeds

Red Mulberry Seeds

   currently unavailable North American Species-Excellent Flavor with a Nice Balance of Ta..

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$120.00

Russian Hawthorn Seeds

Russian Hawthorn Seeds

Currently unavailable:  Extremely durable and fruiting species the Russian Hawthorne has consis..

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$280.00

Shellbark Hickory Nuts 'Illinois Gigant'

Shellbark Hickory Nuts 'Illinois Gigant'

  Sold out. This was one of the first trees I planted at my farm in the early 80's. I reme..

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$220.00