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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Black Diamond

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We have yet to identify this variety, but it is so flavorful that we are introducing it with an alias. This is a small fruited, very prolific variety with highly complex flavored fruit, almost black skin and amazing dark red juice. One of the top rated in our cherry taste tests, 25-27° Brix. Great for juice, jam and sauces. The seed has a very delicious almond flavor that may have been used to make pastry flavoring by our ancestors. Apparently self fertile, does not need a pollenizer variety. Sets a large crop, every year! Ripens late June to mid July at 2900’.

The old grandmother tree grows happily through a deck in Downieville at 2900’ along the North Yuba River. Downieville is the seat of Sierra County, and was a thriving mining camp settled in 1849, a beautiful community rich in history, including great food producing plants. It is populated with many historic trees that we will be introducing over the next several years, including cherries, pears, apples, chestnuts, walnuts, roses and more.

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