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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.

Thank you for all your Support!

Orders only accepted via the website.

Italian Seedless Grape

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These Delicious Seedless Green Grapes come from a 100+ year old Vine in Goodyears Bar, CA. As great as, if not better than most modern varieties available today. Similar in many respects to the 'Kish Mish' aka 'Sultana' aka 'Thompson's Seedless'. Every year this vine throws out numerous large clusters of medium size seedless grapes. Ripens Late August through Mid September at 2700'. When ripe they turn from green to a dusty yellow like the small cluster on the right in the profile picture.

This unknown variety is stewarded by Local Historian Cy Rollins who runs a small museum in Goodyears Bar which is open occasionally on weekends. This Grape has been popular with locals in the neighborhood. There was an old gentleman who grew up in the area and knew the variety name, but has passed away. He told several people the name, but it was hard to pronounce. Folks just know it as the "Old Italian Seedless Grape." Our Friend Feather is going through old notes to see if she can find the name written down somewhere.

Goodyear's Bar Museum Information http://goodyearsbar.com/portal/

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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