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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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Orders only accepted via the website.

Golden Muscat Grape

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These Large and Delicious Grape Clusters are Juicy, Sweet and Flavorful. This Well Adapted grapevine shows strong Mildew Resistance and the seeded clusters produce abundantly every year. The green grapes turn dusty yellowish when perfectly ripe. Great to eat straight from the vine!

Although written about as 'Muscat' as early as 13th century Europe there is evidence suggesting it is the oldest known grape family, with earlier origins perhaps in Ancient Egypt or Persia and going as far back as 1000BC. Great to eat out of hand but famous for its wine, the Muscat uniquely imparts the universally recognizable Floral 'Grape' Flavor and Aroma into Wines even after fermentation. Origins of the name 'Muscat' are unclear but may be from their characteristic Musky aroma or perhaps the old Gulf of Oman town Muscat. This vine was found in Grass Valley. We are not exactly sure which variety of Grape or how old it is, but these grapes are too good, too disease resistant and too well adapted in our Sierra foothills to not include here.

Please Note: We do not ship potted plants individually. It is too expensive, but we will ship them when ordered with other barefoot trees. By themselves, they are only available for pick up in N. San Juan.

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