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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. 

Stay Tuned…

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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.

Thank you for all your Support!

Orders only accepted via the website.

Figs

We have the best and rarest figs around! Most of our heirloom figs are propagated from dormant cuttings and grown on their own roots in 4"x4"x12" containers or 1 gallon pots available for local pickup or shipped. They are between 1'-3' tall. We do have some 3 and 5 Gallon pots THAT CAN NOT BE SHIPPED and must be picked up! Figs thrive and transplant to your site much better when they are grown in containers, rather than bareroot. It is essential to transplant figs when they are dormant. Figs are self-fertile and do not require a cross pollinator variety. The best figs are grown in the hottest locations. Give them plenty of sun! Figs do not require regular pruning, only occasionally to shape the tree. Figs have the lowest chilling requirements of all fruits and nuts, allowing them to be grown in very mild winter areas, as well as colder sites. Figs are one of the most drought tolerant of all fruit and nut trees. Irrigation is essential for the first 3-5 years, and then they can be dry farmed, however larger crops will be found on irrigated trees. The names of the figs are our best educated guess and all are recovered from 100+ year old trees that consistently produce the best figs we could find. Enjoy!

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Order for pick up in North San Juan only.


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