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Seeds are Available-Cultivar Releases

October 7, 2021

 

Selected Seeds from My Plantings-Cultivar Release and Seed Production Continues: Throughout the growing seasons, the farm at Oikos Tree Crops will continue to operate as a repository of unique perennial and woody food plants. Selected seeds and cultivars will be sold as a means to support the farm’s future endeavors, maintenance and continuation of my breeding and growing projects. Thank you for all of your support over the years and inviting us into your backyard to make life more fruitful for you. Enjoy. Ken Asmus

May 24th, 2021 will be the last date of the nursery. I am retiring and closing the nursery permanently.  Seeds will be available in bulk throughout the harvest season starting in the fall. No more plants will be produced or sold here at my farm but will continue for research, seed production and cultivar release.  Oikos Tree Crops has been in existence since the early 1980’s.  As  a result a few important questions have come up concerning inventory, orders, etc.  No more plants will be produced and no plants will be for sale. Seeds will be harvested and made available during the dormant seasons. Purchasing my seeds helps with the maintenance of the farm as well as future projects for distribution to the public at large. The phone at the farm has been discontinued. Please use the contact email on the front of the website.

  • The website will be changed to highlight the new selections from my farm and the seeds and scions available in the dormant season.  If you subscribe to the newsletter, updates will be made available on this as well as seed production. I would recommend you sign up now as there is much to be excited about in this new incarnation of tree crops. Going forward this will be the way I will share my discoveries as well as my Instagram account: oikostreecrops.
  • On the farm: I will still manage to work at my farm sell the fruit I grow to processors  and continue to build a germplasm repository of edible plants. As a result, I plan to make this available to others in the forms of seeds and scions but no more plants or nursery. I will continue with my research with plants as the need to create, find and distribute the types of plants I grow is even more useful than it was 40 years ago.  I will not be working 60 plus hours a week anymore though.

I will doing a lot more writing and will be publishing my finds  in the newsletter and daily finds on instagram.  #oikostreecrops   One of my goals is to create large public plantings with edible plants that would not only be a place to collect fruits but also a means to develop fruits free of insects and diseases. These would be both public repositories as well as orchards or mini forests that represent the worlds flora of what we call food as well as the cultures of the world.  I plan to use my farm to educate those who wish to work in agriculture or horticulture to find and refine new food crops. There still is a strong need to create more resilient crops that create better health for humans and are profitable for the farmer.

 

 

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