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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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Beurre Gris

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$37.00
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A delicious medium to large pear with buttery smooth flesh that melts in the mouth. This juicy pear embodies a musky aroma with subtle floral flavors. A tasty dessert pear with a complementing slight astringency in the skin. In French the name means buttery gray pear. The grandmother trees are very productive, with minimal water. Tree grows to 15’ tall and about 10’ wide. Ripens in September at 2800’. There are other varieties nearby and likely benefits from planting with other varieties to increase fruit yield.

The grandmother tree is at 2800’ in a mixed Gillet homestead orchard in Camptonville, Yuba County, a vibrant mining town of the mid 1800s, still populated with many Gillet trees. Camptonville was also the home of Lester Pelton, who in 1870 invented the Pelton wheel. Lester changed the course of human evolution by inventing the device for making hydroelectric power. Camptonville is a fascinating old mining camp, with many Gillet trees.


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