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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. 


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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Orders only accepted via the website.

Saint Jean

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This very vigorous tree produces large, violet-gray fruit with succulent, dark-strawberry colored pulp. Superb quality, with an excellent lingering flavor. This variety produces 2 crops yearly, a light crop in June and the major crop in late September through October. The mother tree produces great crops, non-irrigated, at the hottest location of our current fig offerings.

The grandmother tree is a huge specimen, nearly 30 feet tall and 50 feet wide, vigorously growing and producing on the original 1860s homestead at Bridgeport at 750’ elevation in the South Yuba River State Park, near Penn Valley, Nevada County, CA. This is the warmest location of all of our fig offerings. The historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge has the longest clear-span of any covered bridge in the world. The bridge has been recently renovated due to the support of our local community.
Please Note: It is too expensive to ship figs individually, but will ship them when ordered with other barefoot trees.
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