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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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Satsuma Plum

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In 1885 Luther Burbank of Sebastapol received a few baby Japanese Plum Seedling trees. One was this red flesh Plum he named 'Blood Plum of Satsuma' in honor of the Japanese Province the seeds came from. This beautiful plum is delicious and dependable here in the Sierra Foothills. The flesh is firm, the flavor good and it is sweet but not too sweet. Great eaten fresh, canned or jammed. Good source of vitamin C, iron, vitamin A, B-complex and many other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This is one of the original plums that started it all for Luther.

Luther Burbank mesmerized the world in the late 1800's when he showed the world what cross pollination can accomplish. He imported and bred thousands of plums and essentially created the bedrock from which all modern plum and plum crosses derived. Much of his work was continued through the Stark Brothers. The Grandmother tree is on a very old homestead in North San Juan California.

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