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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. 

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

Stay Tuned…

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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.

Thank you for all your Support!

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Peaches

Peaches are known the world over for flavor and juiciness- a Summer treat! Our heirloom peaches are grafted to Lovell peach rootstock, which induces good cold-heartiness for the tree, produces a vigorous, full-size tree tolerant of poor soils and high rainfall, resistant to many root diseases and gophers. Trees will grow to 12' - 15' tall, but maybe kept smaller with June or July pruning. Peaches thrive with annual, winter pruning to balance tree growth with fruit potential. The best tasting peaches are grown in the hottest, sunniest locations. They require moderate winter chilling and are suited for growth in most locations except in very low chill sites. Due to their tendency to early blooming, they are not reliably suited to elevations above 4000'.

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