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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. 

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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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Tropical Myro

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This little, 1-1.5" yellow plum turns translucent with a blueish bloom when ripe. The fruit has a distinct 'tropical' flavor which resembles starfruit or pineapple. Super delicious Myro (Myrobalan) plum. Myrobalan plums are drought tolerant and consistent bearers. Keeps the kids busy for weeks! Ripens in late August around 2000' elevation. It is similar to 'Hazen's Mirabelle'. Myro plums are often used as rootstocks for plums, prunes, apricots, peaches, nectarines and almonds, and can be grafted with multiple species and varieties to create a living fruit salad tree!

The grandmother is a scraggly old tree, living and thriving, untended, alongside a road in south Nevada County at 2000' elevation. We stopped at this roadside gem on our way to the Biblical Gardens. We loved it so much we came back and asked permission to pick them and cut scion wood for propagation. You will be glad we did! Southern Nevada County was well known for the production of grains, hay and cattle in the 1800s. It is the location of the original Pioneer Trail along Wolf Creek which brought people to California before the Gold Rush.

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