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We should be back on track with our bareroot sales starting November 1, 2023.

We will repost all variety information and  pictures soon 

We have about 262 varieties of 21 species and offer around 150 of those varieties each year.  Fortunately, we discovered that the trees that we experimentally chip budded last year, withstood the late freezes and hailstorm of 2022. Needless to say, we are changing over to that grafting method, but it is a two-year process.


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.


Plant Pickups are pre-scheduled at
Sweetland Garden and Mercantile
North San Juan, CA or Weiss Brother’s Nursery in Grass Valley, CA


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Note on Shipping

Shipping costs to the East Coast are $80-$140. 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 as these are UPS Shipping costs.



Thank you Everyone for supporting this project!  While the nursery sales normally provide approximately 50% of our operating budget, we rely on donors and occasional grants. In the past we have received generous grants from UNFI, the Gaia Foundation, the Bill Graham Foundation and the Latrobe Fund. 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.

If you feel our work is important, please consider a donation to help save these endangered varieties. Thank you!


Happy Planting!


If you have questions, please contact us at   (530) 292-3619 or

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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 SHIPPEDand 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 grow 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.