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Towards A Climate Resilient Food Economy:

We have passionately searched the Sierra Nevada and Western States to re-discover the living library of plants still scattered across Northern California, those trees and plants left over from the 1800’s and early 1900’s Gold Rush era.   These are the grandmother trees that have become climate resilient with no human attention for the last 100 years. They give the best fruit and nuts in conditions that most fruit and nut trees can not endure with large annual temperature variations. These  grandmother trees have learned to thrive under the most harsh conditions. We want to make them available to growers, gardeners and communities throughout the West Coast.

We have personally found these trees and have taken cuttings directly from the 100+ year old grandmother trees that still cling to life in ghostly, historic orchards. We offer very rare and exclusive plants – some may have only just been rediscovered.

95% of plants available during the 1800s are no longer available today.  We are saving what is left before they die. 


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 Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden for the 2024/25 Bareroot Season. 

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The SOLD OUT Varieties listed below are for informational purposes only. These are many of the plants we have found and sold over the years. While some of these varieties will be available this Autumn, many will not. 

Updates on what we have for sale this year will be available in October 2024.

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Babcock Peach

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Wonderfully delicious. Large, Firm and Juicy - Heirloom White Peach that bears abundantly. This freestone variety was considered the best for decades and its genetics were later bred into many of the popular white peaches available today. Its a great backyard Peach since it can be used for eating fresh, canning, preserves, baking and almost anything! They do not store very long. One of our most favorite peaches. Very Little Fuzz, Pink Blossoms and Low Chill. Ripe in Late August at 2500'. Babcock was bred in California in late 1920's and quickly became a hit! Our Peach Trees are very large 2 year trees.

Our fruit explorer friend Mark Fowler in Newcastle, Stewarts an old orchard and nursery left over from early 1900's. Some of the trees he takes care of are original 100 year trees but he has also top grafted hundreds of varieties of heirloom fruit on his trees. Thanks Mark, You are the Best!

Susceptible to leaf curl. However, if trees are in a healthy environment peaches can live with leaf curl and produce abundantly after they shed their leaves but it can get bad if not taken care of or in a bad environment and would need to be sprayed. They often produce abundantly and need a good thinning when golfball size.

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