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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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Washington Strawberry Apple

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A fantastic apple! This medium size apple is crisp, sweet and has a subtle berry-grape flavor. It's white flesh and complex skin coloring makes this a beauty! A yellow green background is splashed and striped with a few shades of red and pink and covered in a blue bloom (the wild yeasts). We found that apples with heavy bloom on them often have exceptional flavor. This is one of those. We love to eat the Washington Strawberry best fresh, but it also makes great juice, and of course, you can cook it too. Ripens mid September at 4500'.

The little mining town of Forest, Sierra County, CA at 4500' is covered in snow throughout the winter. Although at one point it was a bustling little mountain mining town, it now has only 1 family who lives there year round. Forest City's annual Apple Festival in mid October is an opportunity to enjoy all things apple and historic. They even start up the old steam powered stamp mill which was used to crush the ore and extract the gold from inside the rock. A fun Sunday in Forest, with the locals, is a treat for us each year.

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