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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.





Dunbars Plum Seeds and Scions

Dunbars Plum Seeds and Scions

     currently unavailableHigh Quality Fruits-Prolific Production-Eaten Fresh or..

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$420.00

Dwarf American Hazelnut Seeds

Dwarf American Hazelnut Seeds

    SOLD OUT Natural dwarf form of American hazelnut found within populations at..

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$340.00

Dwarf Chinkapin Oak Acorns

Dwarf Chinkapin Oak Acorns

      Currently unavailable Shrub Oak -Heavy Early Acorn Production  Dwa..

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$320.00

Dwarf Korean Chestnut Nuts

Dwarf Korean Chestnut Nuts

   currently unavailable High Yielding Chestnut that Fruits Quickly From Seed This is o..

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$240.00

Ecos American Hazelnut Seeds

Ecos American Hazelnut Seeds

SOLD OUT Selected from our most precocious ECOS plants using only the heaviest bearing types includi..

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$220.00

Ecos Black Walnut Nuts

Ecos Black Walnut Nuts

currently unavailable Ecos Black Walnuts are selected from the seedlings of cultivars that I purchas..

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$220.00

ECOS Pear Seeds

ECOS Pear Seeds

sold out My Ecos pears were developed from a single tree in Michigan whose Pakistani origins brought..

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$320.00

Ecos Red Crabappple Seeds-"Waterfall" Scions

Ecos Red Crabappple Seeds-"Waterfall" Scions

 Sold out Selected seedlings from a group of seedling crabapples with very clean foliage and de..

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$240.00

Egusi Papershell Edible Seeded Watermelon

Egusi Papershell Edible Seeded Watermelon

  currently unavailable Wild Watermelon with Edible Seeds with Thin Shelled Seeds  ..

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$160.00

English-Black Walnut Nuts

English-Black Walnut Nuts

   There are many inter species  hybrid walnuts. Walnuts can cross with each oth..

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$240.00

Englishlive Oak Acorns

Englishlive Oak Acorns

currently unavailable This particular strain of hybrid oak has its origins in a breeding program by ..

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$220.00

European Bladdernut Nuts

European Bladdernut Nuts

The bladdernuts are a long forgotten food used at one time thousands of years ago for their kernels ..

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$220.00

European Hybrid Chestnut Nuts-Scions

European Hybrid Chestnut Nuts-Scions

currently unavailable Large Attractive Nuts - Excellent Productivity-Blight Resistant We started ..

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$220.00

Family Park Hybrid Pear Seeds and Scions

Family Park Hybrid Pear Seeds and Scions

 currently unavailable The Family Park trees were discovered at the edge of a park I use to go ..

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$240.00

Fastigiate Strength Black Walnut

Fastigiate Strength Black Walnut

 sold out Using seedlings from Lambs Curly I found a few very unique almost columnar black waln..

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$280.00