Nursery Catalog

Thank you so much for all the support!

We sell out very quickly and we are expanding our nursery to accommodate!

Summer Sale- July (Potted Plants)

Winter Sale- October (Bareroots and Potted Plants)






We are not your average nursery!

We have passionately searched out to re-discover the living library of plants still scattered across Northern California, left over from the Gold Rush. We have personally found out these trees and have taken cuttings directly from the 100+ year old grandmother trees that still hang on in these ghostly orchards. We offer very rare and exclusive plants and sometimes may only have a few of a variety that we have only just found.

We are a 501(c)3 Non Profit and focus on Preserving the living legacy bequeathed to us and the biodiversity necessary for a resilient food economy in the future. We are searching for Land and Resources to grow our Nursery and look forward to offering more rare and endangered plants from our past, in the future.




Plant Pickup is pre-scheduled at
Sweetland Garden and Mercantile
North San Juan, CA




We are a very small nursery and there are a limited supply of some varieties. We are sorry for the inconvenience.  When we find long term farm land we’ll be able to do more.

We urge you to sign up for our email list and like our Facebook for early notification of when our plants will be available. 

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

We apologize if we run out of something you want — the early bird gets the worm!




The box for shipping is 8″x8″x48″ The shipping will be the same for 1 tree to 12 bare root trees, up to 40 lbs. We are based in Nevada City, Ca. In general to ship in California is between $35-$50. To the Central USA is about $60-90. To ship to the East Coast is about $80-$110. 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 and these are UPS Shipping costs.



Thank you Everyone for supporting this project!  While the nursery sales provide approximately 25% of our operating budget, we rely on donors and occasional grants. This year we are grateful to the Bill Graham Foundation for their support of our work. Hats off and gratitude to them.   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 Country.




ORDERS OVER $400 Automatically receive 10% Off

We charge $10 dollars per order for materials and handling on both shipping and pickup. If you order multiple times we will refund any additional Handling Fees incurred from ordering multiple times per season.

Happy Planting!


If you have questions, please contact us at   

(530) 292-3619 or

We accept orders only via the website

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Prince of the Pippins Apple

SKU 03216
Out of stock
Product Details

Jennifer's new favorite apple. Large, Crisp, Juicy, Beautiful, Subacid, Flavorful

This gorgeous apple has Great Flavor and a perfect sweet tart balance.These large green apples turn a beautiful blush with a pleasant radiating russet from the cavity. Large Handsome brown lenticels (dots) decorate the entire apple. They are not a consistent shape or color and many of the apples vary in appearance but are consistent in their superb flavor and quality. They are indeed, fit for a Prince!

This apple has many qualities of the Reine de Reinettes (Queen of the Reinettes, also known as the King of Pippins for those of the patriarch mind), but the description falls short the Queen. This is perhaps a seedling of the Queen, so, a Princess or Prince of the Pippins.

We found 2 of these trees in an extensive gold rush orchard planted around the turn of the 20th Century in Dutch Flat, CA. The healthy trees still stand tall and fruitful after over 100 years of production with little to no human care. A true testament to the mineral rich soil, hardy seedling rootstock, and smart planting by the pioneers (including the Chinese) who knew where to plant and took good care of them when they were young trees. Some of the largest orchard trees we have found, have discovered the deep, underground water sources provided by Mother Nature.

Dutch Flat is a quaint little mountain town, nothing like the bustling Gold Mining Town it used to be. Orchards and trees are scattered throughout the area and we know of a few nice orchards. This is one of our favorite orchards with about 40 trees still alive.

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