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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.

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NSJ Blood Peach

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This old peach is probably an old ‘Indian Blood peach ‘ seedling (not a racial slur - see below). It’s is located on an old homestead in North San Juan.

Flesh is white with pink/red blush flecks throughout, especially just under the skin. Dappled deep red skin when mature. Ripe peach has a floral aroma and flavor. Very juicy and sweet, soft flesh when ripe. Best for eating out of hand. Delicious fruit ripe early June. Not prone to leaf curl. Clingstone
This old peach is probably an old ‘Indian Blood peach ‘ seedling. It’s is located on an old homestead in north San Juan.
Flesh is white with pink/red blush flecks throughout, especially just under the skin. Dappled deep red skin when mature. Ripe peach has a floral aroma and flavor. Very juicy and sweet, soft flesh when ripe. Best for eating out of hand. Delicious fruit ripe early June. Not prone to leaf curl. Clingstone.

We can trace this amazing peach back to France, and is likely an introduction from Gillet. It was called 'Vine Peach' or 'Blood peach' because French viticulturists would plant this red peach by seed at the beginning of each row as an early indicator for powdery mildew. It was allegedly brought to the New World via the missionaries through Mexico in the 1500s. In the late 1600s new colonists were astounded when this 'Old World' peach was found in the 'New World'. It seems they called it 'Indian's Blood peach' not as a racial slur, but because it was the Blood peach of the indigenous population.

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