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All of your purchases fund our Non Profit, and your your tax-deductible donations help keep us going! Thank you for whatever way you support us!

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.

We will repost all variety information and  pictures soon 

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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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Call (530) 292-3619 or email us at thefgi@gmail.com and request to be added to the email list. 

 

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.

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THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!

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!

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Happy Planting!

 

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If you have questions, please contact us at   (530) 292-3619 or thefgi@gmail.com


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Product Details

These are small black cherries with very high Brix (sugars). Mildly sweet, slightly tart, with an unusually complex rich flavor. This is a good variety for creating syrups, medicines, tinctures, and eau de vie. Consistent producer on a fairly small tree. Disease and frost resistant. Ripens in early July at 2800'.

The grandmother tree is a healthy 110+ year young specimen growing at 2800’ in a mixed Gillet homestead orchard in Camptonville, Yuba County, a vibrant mining town of the mid 1800s, still populated with many Gillet trees. Camptonville was also the home of Lester Pelton, who in 1870 invented the Pelton wheel. Lester changed the course of human evolution by inventing the device for making hydroelectric power. Camptonville is a fascinating old mining camp, with many Gillet trees. We will be introducing more from this area in coming years.

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