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Normally we have about 262 varieties of 21 species that we have saved. We 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. So, we are changing over to that method of grafting, but it is a two-year process.

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

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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.

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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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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.

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Hallertaur Hops

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$20.00
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Product Details

These Gold Rush Era Hops are most likely the German Noble Hop Hallertaur which originate in Hallertaur Bavaria.

The prolific and vigorous vines grow from Underground Rhizomes that grow throughout Spring and Summer but die back in the late fall winter. If trellised they can reach 20ft or taller. Back in the Day People would often plant hops vines along a house, barn, porches etc. as to bring shade and cool things down when the brutal July/ August Heat was at its worst. The Flowers, aka Hops, aka Cones, aka Strobiles grow on the sun bathed tips and are harvested in Fall. They are used in Beer to add flavor, bitterness, aroma and function as a preservative. The dried flowers have a wonderful sweet smell with hints of citrus and cannabis.

Story has it, that during 1920's Prohibition Era, the Law bulldozed hops fields throughout the county to destroy them, they were pushed into piles and it is hard to kill an established rhizome such as these. The locals just picked em out and planted them all along the creeks and other wet areas. Hallertaur is known as ingredients in lagers and German-style pilsners.

We sell this plants in one gallon pots. If you receive the plant in the fall or winter it may look like it is dying or may just be a bamboo stick but the rhizome is still alive under the soil and can be transplanted. The roots of the rhizome will hold together the entire 1 gallon pot of soil during transplanting just like any other plant.

Please Note: We do not ship potted plants individually. It is too expensive, but we will ship them when ordered with other barefoot trees. By themselves, they are only available for pick up in N. San Juan.


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