Nursery Catalog

Thank you for supporting our work as we discover and preserve the heirloom fruit and nut trees of our historic past.

We sell out very quickly and we are expanding our nursery to accommodate!

All of your purchases fund our Non Profit, and we gratefully accept your tax-deductible donations. Donations keep us going! Thank you!

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see our catalog.

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Winter Sale – 110 Varieties of Bare Roots and Potted Heirloom Plants!! Catalog will be published November 1st around 7pm. Pickup and Shipping in January and February.

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We are not your average nursery!

We have passionately searched to re-discover the living, historic plants still scattered across Northern California, left over from the Gold Rush. We have personally found these trees and have taken cuttings directly from the ancient, 100+ year old grandmother trees that are still alive in these ghostly orchards. We are a very small nursery and offer very rare and exclusive plants, some we may have only just found. So, there are a limited supply of some varieties. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

 

We are a 501(c)3 Non Profit and focus on Preserving the living legacy bequeathed to us and the biodiversity necessary for a resilient food economy in the future. We are searching for Land and Resources to grow our Nursery and look forward to offering more rare and endangered plants from our past, in the future.

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Plant Pickups are pre-scheduled at
Sweetland Garden and Mercantile
North San Juan, CA

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Call (530) 292-3619 or email us at thefgi@gmail.com and request to be added to the email list. 

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

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NOTE ON SHIPPING

The box for shipping is 8″x8″x48″ The shipping will be the same for 1 tree to 12 bare root trees, up to 40 lbs. We are based in Nevada City, Ca. In general, to ship inside California is between $35-$70. To the Central USA is about $60-90. To ship to the East Coast is about $80-$120. If you just get one tree it is quite expensive, but if you get a few trees it’s not so bad. We make no money on shipping and these are UPS Shipping costs.

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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. In the past we have received generous grants from UNFI, the Gaia Foundation, and the Bill Graham Foundation. With the pandemic there has been a drop off in grants and donations. So, we are grateful for your purchases and generous donations.
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 Countrysides.

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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


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Autumn Strawberry Apple

SKU 000251
$40.00
Out of stock
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Product Details

This rare apple is a fine American apple originated in New York about 1848, and was introduced by Gillet to California in 1890. Attractive pale yellow often almost entirely overspread with bright pink-red, dotted and streaked with purplish-carmine and striped with bright red. Flesh is yellowish-white, fine, crisp, tender, juicy, somewhat sprightly aromatic, subacid, very good quality. Many esteem this to be one of the best dessert apples of the season. The fruit tastes like a mix of apples and strawberries, apples and raspberries or apples and grapes depending on your taste buds. Its one of our favorites! Ripens in September to December. It is a hardy, healthy, long lived and a regular cropper, yielding moderate to heavy crops biennially or nearly annually. This variety was chosen by the Slow Food Ark of Taste in 2014 to be honored and saved for posterity.

The grandmother trees are located in Forest City and Humbug. Forest, in Sierra County, CA was a very productive gold mining camp beginning in 1852. The remaining town is full of antique pears, apples and cherries that are highly protected and valued by the people who live there. Apples are particularly productive and long lived at this 4500’ site. The other mother tree is located in Humbug, the famous mining camp now known as Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, at 3250’ on the San Juan Ridge of Nevada County. While it is difficult to estimate the age, they are planted next to a house from the late 1800s.

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