Nursery Catalog

FGI first ever

JULY SUMMER SALE!

details coming soon….

 

 

Potted figs, grapes, apple, pear, plum, myrtle communis and more….

We will still have another winter bare root sale in October 2020….

Since we are a small nursery, we usually have a limited supply of fruit trees.  So, we urge you to sign up for our email list for early notification of when our plants will be available.  Call (530) 292-3619 or email us at thefgi@gmail.com and request to be added to the email list. 

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!

Thank you Everyone for supporting this project!  While the nursery sales provide approximately 25% of our operating budget, we rely on donors and occasional grants. This year we are grateful to the Bill Graham Foundation for their support of our work. Hats off and gratitude to them.   While this was awesome, we are still far below our budgetary needs. None-the-less, we are dedicated and continue to volunteer our time to keep things going.  All of us together are finding, saving and propagating valuable food and ornamental plants that have survived a century with little to no care from humans.  We take it as a personal commitment to carry on the legacy of our ancestors who spent millennia breeding, saving and transporting the very best fruit, nut and ornamentals from around the world.  In the face of modern industrial agriculture we have lost 95% of our genetic diversity, and with your help all of us are saving the very best gems still growing throughout California’s Gold Rush Country.

 After purchase, you will be contacted and your plants will be available for Pickup in

North San Juan, CA or UPS Delivery 

80 Varieties

15 Species

We are a very small nursery and there are a limited supply of some varieties. We are sorry for the inconvenience.  When we find long term farm land we’ll be able to do more.

We apologize if we run out of something you want — the early bird gets the worm!

ORDERS OVER $400 Automatically receive 10% Off

We charge $10 dollars per order for materials and handling on both shipping and pickup. If you order multiple times we will refund any additional Handling Fees incurred from ordering multiple times per season.

Happy Planting!

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If you have questions, please contact us at   

(530) 292-3619 or thefgi@gmail.com

We accept orders only via the website

Click on the pictures to view the varieties

Almonds

Almonds have a long, winding, world history going back many thousands of years. They are part of the rose family, along with many of the fruit we know and are thought to have originated in the wilds of China. Almonds were found in the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb, surviving from his burial in 1332 BC. Almonds were snacked on and traded along The Silk Road which carried them to Europe. Almonds were recorded in the Bible when Moses witnessed the Rod of Aaron bloom and bare almonds. They eventually made their way into the New World through the Spanish Franciscan monks, who planted them while traveling in California. Gillet introduced the almonds we have here and many others during the late 1800s. The world's most popular almond, the Nonpareil, is propagated from a seedling grown in Vacaville, California by A. T Hatch in 1879. Eighty percent of the world's almonds now come from California, and in 2015 California shipped 1.81 Billion pounds of almonds worldwide.

Almonds are the earliest of fruit and nut trees to bloom, February and March. To ensure their success, plant in an area with good air circulation and water drainage. Plant two different varieties to ensure adequate cross pollenization. Our heirloom almonds are grafted to Myrobalan 29C rootstock, which induces good resistance to poor soil, poor drainage and diseases.

Click on the images for variety descriptions.