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We should be back on track with our bareroot sales starting November 1, 2023. Be sure we have you on our email list for notifications about when our plants are available.

We will repost all variety information and  pictures soon 

We have about 262 varieties of 21 species and 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. Needless to say, we are changing over to that grafting method, but it is a two-year process.

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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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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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White Adriatic

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$25.00
In stock
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Product Details

These pale green to pale yellow, medium to large size figs are also known as “white figs” for their light color. They have an unsurpassed, rich, strawberry pulp with excellent flavor. Peels easily when ripe. Produces two crops yearly. Light first crop in late June through July, main crop in late September through October on the mother tree at 2500'. Excellent fresh and unsurpassed when dried.

Please Note: We do not ship figs individually. It is too expensive to ship figs individually, but will ship them when ordered with other barefoot trees.

We cannot ship 5 gallon Figs, only for local pickup!

The mother tree is vigorously growing and producing on an 1890s homestead at 2500’ on American Hill in Nevada City, Nevada County, CA, about 1 mile from Gillet’s Barren Hill Nursery. Felix’s nursery was located in this historic mining town, a bustling place in the late 1800s, the Queen of the Northern Mines, with much agriculture to feed the miners. Felix grew many of the trees still thriving in and around Nevada City.

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