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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. 

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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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This seedling of the Yellow Bellflower apple was introduced from Iowa in 1881, one of the most famous and important American apple varieties. It has a flavor superior to the numerous sports such as Red Delicious that have been developed from it. The flesh is white to cream, with a bit of pale yellow. The medium sized fruit has a yellow base color with dense carmine stripes that give it the appearance of a red apple. It has a distinct, furrowed, bell shape toward the basin end, inherited from its parent the Yellow Belleflower. An excellent dessert and multi-purpose variety. The fruit harvests in October through November at 4500'. This variety is adaptable to all but the lowest chill environments, yet consistently produces at it’s home in cold Forest City. Produces well in warm climates. Best production when grown with another variety as pollinator. Some resistance to mildew and fireblight.

The cared for mother tree is located in Forest, Sierra County, CA at 4500'. The owners have a very old map of the trees, with their original varietal identity! Forest was a very productive gold mining camp beginning in 1852. Thousands flocked to this vibrant town, today a national historic monument. Forest is full of antique pears, apples and cherries that we will be introducing over the next several years. Apples are particularly productive and long-lived at this beautiful site.

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