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Due to two years of severe nursery losses, our board of directors has changed our focus. Rather than bareroot propagation and sales, we are shifting to education and the care and maintenance of our historic Mother Orchard.
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Thanks to Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply (originally started by our founder Amigo Bob Cantisano), a collection of some of our favorite species and varieties will be available through them for the 2024/25 Bareroot Season. 

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Aphrodite's Blush

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This unknown quince was planted around 1915 in Pioneer California. This is a delicious quince thats makes a pinkish red reduction. Aromatic and flavorful. Quince is an old world fruit that is coming back in style, but it must cooked down to eat it. Adding a quince to your applesauce adds extra zing, flavor and color. You can make a membrillo or add to soups or cook with meat. They are the most fragrant fruit there is but don't down bite into it raw unless you want a puckering sour face. It is extremely astringent when raw.

Quince is the fruit of Aphrodite. From historic times quince jams have been included in nuptial festivities and gifts. Of course love comes in many forms, and Aphrodite is known not just for romantic love, but the love of a mother, a child and a friend, compassionate love for our fellow humans and other creatures. Adding a bit a quince to your food or making a jam is an act of love.

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