Unfortunately, due to weather and a series of other factors we have had a second year of losses that left us with significantly fewer bare root trees to sell.
With Adam and Jenifer both taking on other jobs to make ends meet in their respective lives, we anticipate being able to offer the few trees we have in December ’23/January ’24.
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With these losses, we are shifting our focus to care for and maintain the historic varieties in our Mother Orchard as well as offer educational activities rather than bareroot propagation and sales.
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We have passionately searched for and re-discovered the living, historic plants still scattered across Northern California from the Gold Rush era. We have personally found these trees and have taken cuttings directly from the ancient, 125+ year old grandmother trees that are still alive on abandoned homesteads, ranches and mining claims.


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Aphrodite's Blush

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This unknown quince was planted around 1915 in Pioneer California. This is a delicious quince thats makes a pinkish red reduction. Aromatic and flavorful. Quince is an old world fruit that is coming back in style, but it must cooked down to eat it. Adding a quince to your applesauce adds extra zing, flavor and color. You can make a membrillo or add to soups or cook with meat. They are the most fragrant fruit there is but don't down bite into it raw unless you want a puckering sour face. It is extremely astringent when raw.

Quince is the fruit of Aphrodite. From historic times quince jams have been included in nuptial festivities and gifts. Of course love comes in many forms, and Aphrodite is known not just for romantic love, but the love of a mother, a child and a friend, compassionate love for our fellow humans and other creatures. Adding a bit a quince to your food or making a jam is an act of love.

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