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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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Camptonville Candy

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Deep red fruit, turning medium purple when very ripe. One of our largest sized fruits, with firm red, very meaty and juicy flesh. Sweet, juicy and yummy, a child’s favorite. Great fresh, canned or dried. Vigorous, productive tree yields abundant crops in late June or early July at 2800'.

The grandmother tree is a very healthy 110+ year young specimen growing 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. Once they struck gold in Camptonville, in 1850, it became known as Gold Ridge and quickly became a busting gold rush town. Known for it's massive hydraulic mining operation, It was also an important stop on Henness Pass Road which travelled over the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It was a number of years later it was renamed for the well respected town Blacksmith, Robert Campton.

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