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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 





ShellbarkPecan Hickory Nuts

ShellbarkPecan Hickory Nuts

SOLD OUT Starting in the early 80's I began planting many species of hickories in my nursery and on ..

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$340.00

Sloe Plum Seeds-Scions of "Ocean Blue"

Sloe Plum Seeds-Scions of "Ocean Blue"

 SOLD OUT Selected from 100 percent immune to black knot plants our sloe plum seeds represent t..

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$420.00

The Oikos Tree Crops Groundnut Collection

The Oikos Tree Crops Groundnut Collection

 Currently Unavailable. Spring shipment in March. Can be ordered now for spring shipment. ..

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$420.00

The Oikos Tree Crops Jerusalem Artichoke Collection

The Oikos Tree Crops Jerusalem Artichoke Collection

Selected Collection as Well as Fertile Seeds50 Tubers-7 Plus Varieties   The Best Culinary..

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$420.00

Timber Apple Tree Seeds

Timber Apple Tree Seeds

        Currently unavailable: Selected seedlings from our farm known for t..

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$160.00

Timber Form Buartblack Walnut Nuts

Timber Form Buartblack Walnut Nuts

Sold OutThis incredibly rare form of a natural hybrid of black, butternut and Japanese walnut was fo..

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$220.00

Trazel Tree Hazel Seeds

Trazel Tree Hazel Seeds

 Sold out     Trazels go back to the early days of nut growing using the seed st..

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$180.00

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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$220.00

Wild Bean Seeds

Wild Bean Seeds

 Thicket Bean-The Perennial Wild Bean Related to the lima bean, thicket bean seeds are hard ..

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$240.00

Wild French Pear Seeds

Wild French Pear Seeds

Currently unavailable:  I was fortunate to find a collector who was very good at finding rare f..

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$220.00

Wild Goose Plum Seeds and Scions

Wild Goose Plum Seeds and Scions

  Currently Unavailable  Fresh Eating-Best Quality-Hybrid Vigor in Seedling Progeny-Produc..

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$0.00

Wisconsin Adam's Needle Yucca Seeds

Wisconsin Adam's Needle Yucca Seeds

Currently unavailable: Wisconsin Seed Source-Robust-Evergreen-TallThis selection is the tallest and ..

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$120.00

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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$220.00

Zero Water Pear Seeds

Zero Water Pear Seeds

Currently Unavailable: Durable Pear For Adverse Dry and Cold Conditions-Heavy Fruiting-Rootstock for..

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$180.00