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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.
Please consider becoming a member (below) and donating to help continue our work.

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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A huge shout out to Sweetland Mercantile in North San Juan, CA for working with us. Thank you for supporting them with your purchases.


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A very good quality medium to large size conical fruit with yellow base skin flushed with orange and striped red. Flesh is juicy, firm, with sweet to subacid flavor and aromatic. An exceptionally hard apple, remarkably free from blemishes and other blights. Has long been prized for the making of juice and hard cider. An exceptionally good pie apple and due to its hardness maintains more crispness through the baking process than other apples. A favorite market variety because of it’s size, attractive color and quality. Was once a leading apple used for export trade. The tree is a strong grower, long-lived and vigorous. When mature it bears very abundantly. Is grown successfully on various soils and under various climatic conditions. In rainy springs is susceptible to apple scab, a non injurious cosmetic only issue, that can be dealt with numerous organic fungicides if marketing is of consideration. Very resistant to cedar apple rust. Ripens in October to November. Our notes from observations on 11/16/11: Very large crop, none on the ground. No codling moth. No fruit skin disease. No weather damage 16° Brix 1/12/12: Good keeper, bears like it.

The mother tree is located in Forest City, Sierra County. Forest was a very productive gold mining camp beginning in 1852. The remaining town is full of antique pears, apples and cherries that we will be introducing over the next several years. Apples are particularly productive and long lived at this 4500’ site.

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