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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 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 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. Cultivars are 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 without the cumbersome patent system which is frequently ignored in the nursery industry anyway. For specifics on cultivar requests without seeds: contact Kenneth Asmus under contact on the front page of the website.

Seeds are shipped immediately along with the scions or cuttings during the dormant season. No international seed shipping including Canada is allowed.  Above image from my farm: Manna Oak.





Chestnutleaf Oak Acorns

Chestnutleaf Oak Acorns

     currently unavailable Fastest Growth - Heavy Acorn Production - Large Acorn..

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$220.00

Chickasaw Plum Seeds

Chickasaw Plum Seeds

  currently unavailable Bright Red Tart Fruit-Selection for Northern and Midwestern N..

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$220.00

Chinese Ash Seeds

Chinese Ash Seeds

 Currently unavailable:  Immune to the Ash BorerStarting in the early 90's I began an out-..

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$240.00

Chinese Catalpa Seeds

Chinese Catalpa Seeds

     Chinese catalpa is a species of catalpa found in the mountains of China. Ra..

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$180.00

Chinese Cork Oak Acorns

Chinese Cork Oak Acorns

 Currently unavailable This species is used much like sawtooth oak in that it can be used for a..

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$280.00

Chinese Quince Seeds

Chinese Quince Seeds

      sold out A robust selection of a slightly hardier and fireblight resistant..

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$140.00

Chinese Sand Pear Seeds

Chinese Sand Pear Seeds

  currently unavailable Long Live the Mountain Pear About 30 years ago I started growin..

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$220.00

Chinkapin Oak Acorns

Chinkapin Oak Acorns

currently unavailable Chinkapin oak represents one of the most widely dispersed oaks in North Americ..

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$120.00

Chinquapin Chestnut Nuts

Chinquapin Chestnut Nuts

  currently unavailable Dwarf Shrub Species of ChestnutShrub species of chestnut found thr..

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$220.00

Cornelian Cherry Seeds

Cornelian Cherry Seeds

  currently unavailable Edible Cherry Dogwood - Fruits in the Shade-Selected Plants that P..

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$180.00

Cottam Bur Oak Acorns

Cottam Bur Oak Acorns

currently unavailable The Cottam Bur Oaks  I originally received were originally grown from Cla..

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$220.00

Cow Parsnip Seeds

Cow Parsnip Seeds

    Lake Superior Strain-Large and Tall Plant with Massive Umbels Cow parsnip..

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$120.00

Cultivated Selections of Vine Tepary Beans

Cultivated Selections of Vine Tepary Beans

currently unavailable Tepary beans have been cultivated extensively in the southwestern U.S. Many va..

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$80.00

Darwin John Flint Corn

Darwin John Flint Corn

  currently unavailable Darwin John is an early ripening 60-70 day multicolored flint corn..

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$120.00

Dosakai Cucumber Seeds

Dosakai Cucumber Seeds

   currently unavailable This species cucumber comes from India where it is used both raw ..

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$120.00