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Resources are listed in alphabetical order by STATE
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preceding the United States). Please send any additional recommendations
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number of Nurseries have taken a pledge not to buy or sell
genetically engineered seeds or plants.
They are designated by this symbol:Please
support these companies.
ordering seeds or plants, be sure to visit Plants For a Future
It's an amazing searchable database and an excellent tool for
Permaculture designers, landscapers, gardeners, farmers and
all plant lovers.
Plants for a Future On-Linehttp://www.pfaf.org/
maintains a big database of 7000+ plants for permaculture, lots
of leaflets and a plant catalogue, and a book by Ken Fern on
useful plants (which you
can buy from us here).
The Field, Penpol, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0NG, England
Telephone Bodmin (+44 1208) 872963
Luscious Organic Orchard Harry & Debbie Burton, 110
Heidi Place, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K-1W5 250-653-2007
Over 200 apple varieties, specializing in heritage, connoisseur
and red-fleshed varieties.
Hill Nursery, RR 5, Petitcodiac, NB E0A 2H0. (506)
756-3635. Antique apples and other fruit. No fruit trees
to the US.
Gardens - Alberta grower specializing in fruit hardy on
the northern Great Plains, including a broad variety of saskatoons,
sea buckthorn, blackcurrants and pin- and choke-cherries. 403.773.2489
403.773.2400 fax 1.866.687.5268 (toll free) Box 544, Elnora
AB, T0M 0Y0 CANADA
Seeds is a company dedicated to preserving old species of
flowers, many of which are the parents of today's modern hybrids.
These are the flowers of the English cottage gardens of the
past, often having been salvaged from abbeys and monasteries
in England in the middle ages. Others were brought back to Britain
by plantsmen who were sent out on plant-hunting expeditions
around the world. 1973 Villiers Line, RR1, Indian River, ON
Canada K0L 2B0 | (705) 295-6440 (TEL) | (705) 295-4035 (FAX)
(705) 295-6440 [TEL] - (705)295-4035 [FAX]
Green Barn Nursery
2103 Blvd. Perrot Blvd, Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot,
Quebec J7V 8P4
Mailing address: 9 Marie-Marthe-Daoust, Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot,
Quebec J7V 9Y9
Phone: 514-646-1340 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nut Nursery, 979 Lakeshore Rd., R.R. 3, Niagara-on-the-Lake,
Ontario, Canada LOS 1JO Our aim is to provide you with the
best, most hardy nut trees, tree products, and nut products.
Grapes for the Canada Cold Over 60 grape varieties.
Mostly dormant rootless grape cutting"; some rooted
cuttings, and a few potted grapes. Bert Dunn
RR4 Tottenham Ont zone 4b
Coast Nursery, Box 115 Mansons Landing, BC V0P 1K0.(250)
935-6384. A very good catalog with a large collection
of apples and other fruits. Included are unique apples,
plums, peaches and pears found in the homestead orchards of
Arbors, 1804 Saugahatchee Rd., Auburn, AL 36830, 1-800-288-5033
-- mostly perennials and extensive cvs. of herbs and scented
Fruits, the Adairs, 8831 AL Highway 157, Moulton, AL 35650.
(205) 974-8813. Large selection of fruit varieties including
new disease-resistant ones.
Nursery, Joyce Neighbors, 1039 Lay Springs Rd., Gadsden,
AL 35904 (256) 546-7441. Sells scionwood of
old southern apples and other antique varieties. Free
list of scions available for shipping in February and
Greenhouses, J. S. Akin, PO Box 6, Sibley, LA 71073.
(318) 377-3653. Southern fruit, including mayhaw.
Send SASE for list.
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Appleseed Nursery, P.O. Box 6292, Ketchikan, ALASKA 99901 (907)
225-5098) (far southern Alaska) has a mail-order catalog for
Alaskan customers. Jerrold Koerner has plans to
expand this to all 50 states in the future. He has many
varieties of early-ripening apples.
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Mountain Nursery - Arkansas nursery selling brambles, grapes,
blueberries and elderberries.
20189 North Hwy. 71 Mountainburg, Arkansas 72946 USA
Telephone and Fax: (479) 369-2007
Nursery - Arkansas-based nursery offering pawpaw seeds and
seedlings and ginkgo seeds.
We offer for sale Pawpaw seed and trees, in various grades and
stages of growth, so that you can start your own Pawpaw patch.
We also offer Pawpaw~based herbal products, which bring the
unique powers of the Pawpaw plant home to you!
Berry Farm - Arkansas family farm selling the patented University
of Arkansas "Indian tribe" series of blackberries.
Nursery - Arkansas-based growers of berry plants and grape
Ordering by fax, phone or mail.
2318 hwy 71 N.E. Mountainburg, AR 72946 USA.
Phone: (479) 369-2494 E-Mail: email@example.com
Berry Farm - Arkansas nursery specializing in grapevines
(including muscadines), black-, rasp- and boysenberry plants
and rabbiteye blueberry.11542 N Hwy 71, Mountainburg,
Phone: 479-369-2345 Fax: 479-369-2345
Berry Farm - Arkansas-based nursery specializing in small
fruit plants: grape, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, gooseberry,
dewberry, elderberry and boysenberry, as well as fruit trees.
P. O. Box 327 Winslow, Arkansas 72959 USA Office
Ph. & Fax: (479) 369-1705 Cell: (479)414-4844
Art Espalier - Sonoma County, CA growers
of espaliered fruit trees, including apples, pears, figs and
Bamboo Sourcery666 Wagnon Road,
Sebastopol, CA 95472 (707) 823-5866 (707) 829-8106 (fax) We
are bamboo specialists, offering over 300 varieties of bamboo
plants at our 8 acre nursery and farm in northern California.
Our plants range from giant timbers to dwarf ornamentals, runners
and clumpers, tropical to temperate, the well-known to the rare
and unusual. Plants may be obtained by visiting our nursery
and gardens, located an hour's drive north of San Francisco
(by appointment), or by ordering through our informative website.
We ship throughout the U.S. and invite you to peruse our website
for a wealth of information about bamboo, including many photos,
Laurel Nursery and Catalog - California
nursery offering bareroot deciduous fruit, nut and edible vines
by mailorder. Retail outlet for Dave Wilson trees.
2500 El Camino Real, Atascadero CA 93422 Tel 805
466 3406 - Fax 805 466 6455
Preservation Corps, Catalog $2 PO Box 1368, Sebastopol,
CA 95473 FAX 707-874-1910, Rob Montgomery. Included in his new
catalog are ethnobotanical products (essences, extracts, dried
herbs), mushroom products, extraction equipment, ethnobotanical
artifacts, botanical field collection gear and tapes and videos
from the entheobotany shamanic plant seminars that the BPC holds
Burchell Nursery - California-based wholesale nursery selling
almond, apple, nectarine, peach, plum, nectarine and walnut
trees to orchardists. 12,000 Highway 120 Oakdale, CA 95361
209.845.8733 phone 209.847.1972 fax 800.828.8733 toll free
At Burchell Nursery, we've combined the best of two worlds.
The experience and proven successes of yesterday, along with
the innovations and sophistication of tomorrow, to create the
world-class nursery you see today.
California Rare Fruit Growers, Fruit Gardener Magazine,The Fullerton
Arboretum California State Univ. Fullerton CA 92634 http://www.crfg.org/index.html
Tropical Fruit Tree Nursery - A Southern California nursery
offering rare and common tropical fruit trees. Ten tree minimum
for mail orders. Vista California, Tel: (760) 434-5085 E-mail:
Wilson Nursery - California-based wholesale nursery providing
rare fruit species and rare cultivars of common fruit species
to retail garden centers and orchardists. Offers a wide selection
of fruit and nut trees and grapevines to the wholesale and commercial
industry. Their extensive web site gives links to retail and
mail order sources for their trees.
Dog Nursery - a mail order
plant nursery on the Mendocino Coast of California, PO box 471,
Albion, CA 95410 phone: (707) 937-1130
Far West Bulb Farm is a part–time project (really, a hobby
that is out of control) owned and run by Nancy and Ames Gilbert.
Native Bulbs have a great advantage, they don't need constant
summer watering! http://californianativebulbs.com/
14499 Lower Colfax Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4775,
Winds Growers - California based grower of dwarf citrus,
including grapefruit, kaffir lime, lemon, lime, orange, tangerine.
Nursery. 3010 Ettersburg Rd., Garberville, CA 95542, tel.
707-986-7504 Ram and Marissa Fishman's small California nursery
specializes in fruit trees and nuts for homesteaders. Their
nursery stock, well-described in an informative catalog, includes
antique apples that originated locally, plus pears, plums, peaches,
and other fruits and nuts. Custom grafting available.
Farm Supply and Nursery, PO Box 460 / Graton, CA
/ 95444 / Tel: 707-823-9125 / Fax: 707-823-1734 / For over 30
years, we have been helping farmers and gardeners grow food,
flowers, and lawns using cutting-edge earth-friendly practices.
From biological pest control to drip-irrigation to solar powered
living, Harmony Farm Supply has what you need to be the best
land steward that you can be.
Nursery and Floral Shop
California nursery selling olive trees, pomegranate trees, and
assorted bushes and shrubs.
419 W. Hermosa, Lindsay, Ca 93247 559-562-5949
are a retail nursery focusing on California native plants based
in Ventura County. Our main focus is California natives (about
85%) and moving into medicinal/culinary herbs, perrenial food
plants, and fruit trees. 4107 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93303
Produce Co. - California seller of a variety of fruit trees,
featuring unusual Persian cultivars.
P.O Box 193, Alamo, CA 94507
Phone: 1-888-855-7277 or 1-925-838-9399 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- California grower selling seeds of passiflora (passion flower),
including varieties bearing edible fruit. Printable order form.
SUCCULENTS: A mail order nursery specializing in rare &
endangered cacti & other succulent plants & seeds of
ethnobotanical interest. They even have plants & seeds of
some of the herbs offered through Botanical Preservation Corps,
click here to see a seed & plant list. They have a beautifully
illustrated and highly informative catalog. Send $2 to: S.S.,
P.O. Box 781, Sebastopol, CA 95473 USA www.sacredsucculents.com
We have a homestead ranch on the Klamath River where we grow
much of our own food and trial the many varieties that we
produce and offer in this catalog. I’ve worked in organic
agriculture for over 20 years as a grower, instructor, consultant
and organic farm inspector. I’ve always loved trees
for their permanence and beauty and for the abundance they
provide. My wife, Blythe, is an avid gardener and was involved
in organic foods in San Francisco.
Nursery, 1313 Scenic Drive, Modesto, CA, 95355. Bareroot
Roses & Fruit Trees, Garden Accents, and Tools
Gold Fruit and Nut Nursery - A California nursery selling
walnuts, almonds, peaches, nectarines, apples, pears and other
fruits to orchardists. Wholesale only; no single trees.
5320 Garden Highway, Yuba City, Ca 95991-9499
Sonoma Antique Apple Nursery, 4395 Westside Rd., Healdsburg,
CA 95448, tel. 707-433-6420, tel./fax 707-433-6479 http://www.applenursery.com/
Specializing in "flavorful old varieties," this California
nursery sells several dozen apples, mostly heritage types from
North America and elsewhere, plus pears, plums, and peaches,
all grown organically. A selection of nut trees, berries, grapes,
and other fruits, and a limited amount of apple and pear scionwood,
and espaliers are offered also by Larry and Carolyn Harrison.
Catalog provides general descriptions with brief varietal histories.
Catalog $2 (refundable with order), price list free.
Herb Gardens Inc., 1535 Lone Oak Rd., Vista, CA 92084, 619-727-3485
-- herb plants and seeds -- one of largest herb growers in USA.
Botanicum, a rare plant nursery (Entheogens, Culinary Herbs,
Oriental Medicinals, Fine Ornamentals, Western Medicinals).
5261 Blue Lake Rd., Willits, California 95490, USA 95454
Organics Edible Landscape Services / Edible Landscape Nursery
Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institutute (CRMPI)
PO Box 631 | Basalt, Colorado 81621 USA
Phone/Fax: (970) 927-4158 | email: email@example.com
The edible plant nursery has a full stock of plant material
appropriate to high elevation forest gardening. The nursery
is intended to provide for complete multi-story gardening: over-story
and under-story trees, shrubs, perennials, groundcovers, and
vines. The nursery currently includes a selection of cold-hardy
fruits: Apples, Pears, Apricots, Cherries, Currants, Gooseberries,
Raspberries, Strawberries, and Grapes. Several varieties of
nitrogen-fixing shrubs are available, including Siberian Peashrub,
Buffaloberry, and Leadplant; nitrogen-fixing plants are an essential
aspect of forest gardening in that they reduce dependence upon
additional fertilizers. The nursery also sells a number of medicinal,
insectiary and mulch-producing perennials: Chives, Hops, Sage,
Comfrey, Fennel, etc.
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Leaf Citrus Nursery - Central Florida nursery providing
growers and consumers with citrus trees, including many exotic
480 CR 416 S
Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
Hill Tree Farm.
Specializing in low-chill fruit varieties developed by the University
of Fla. Will help you select & grow the right varieties
of low chill apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, Kaki
persimmons, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, & figs. A
wide assortment of other fruit and flowering trees for the SE
United States. 15105 NW 94 Ave, Alachua FL 32615
800-669-2067 toll free, 386-462-2820 local, 386-462-4330 fax
Dragon Citrus Nursery
3973 Loretton Rd, Jacksonville, FL
Flying Dragon Citrus Nursery specializes in many varieties of
citrus trees which grow well on flying dragon rootstock, grown
for many years in Northern Japan in smaller yards with a need
for cold hardy citrus material. New to florida. There has never
been any attempt by citrus growers to produce a tree suitable
for the colder sections Northern Florida, Southern Georgia.
of Delights - Florida, USA nursery selling bearss lemon,
calamondon, grapefruit, sugar apple, kiwi, and other warm temperate
and subtropical fruiting plants.
Bananas - A Florida-based nursery offering edible and ornamental
species and cultivars of bananas and plantains. Ordering by
Tropicals - A Florida USA nursery selling tropical fruit
and nut plants, including bananas and plantains.
Fruits and Exotics 30 St. Frances St., Crawfordville FL 32327
850-926-5644 FAX 926-9885 Justfruits@hotmail.com
In addition to being a mail order nursery, Just Fruits and Exotics
is also a great destination nursery, complete with 1 1/2 acres
of interesting gardens filled with funky combinations of fruit
trees and exotic ornamentals. http://www.justfruitsandexotics.com/index.html
Farm and Nursery - Florida based nursery selling seedling
American persimmons, grafted Oriental cultivar persimmons and
18520 49th St N, Loxahatchee, Fl 33470
We are a South Florida Tropical Clumping Bamboo Nursery providing
container bamboos and bamboo poles for the Homeowner and Landscape
Tree Farm, Rt. 2, Box 1332, Madison, FL 32340, 904-973-6312
(Cat. SASE) -- Spec. SE natives, including superior varieties
grown from seed collected by a retired forester. Sells many
rare SE native spp.
Nursery & Vineyards, Rt. 1, Box 190, Brooks, GA 30205. Telephone
(770)599-6970 (800)733-0324 Fax (770)599-1727 http://www.isons.com/
fruit and nut trees for the South, spec. in muscadines and scuppernongs
(over 40 var.)
Nursery. 5273 Hwy 52E, Ellijay, GA 30540, tel. 888-276-3187
(toll-free) and 706-276-3187, fax 706-276-3186, e-mail
This North Georgia Mountain nursery run by Bill and Elisa Ford
specializes in apples, both antique and modern varieties for
the South. Pears, peaches and nectarines, plums, cherries, grapes,
and a selection of other small fruits are available also. Antiques
and disease-resistant types included. Catalog free.
Nursery, 2730 Yellow Creek Rd., Ball Ground, GA 30107, tel.
770-893-2141 Jim and Bernice Lawson, long-time apple collectors
and sellers, offer a wide selection of old and new apple varieties,
including cultivars for the southern U.S. Also a selection of
peaches and pears, plus other common and uncommon fruits and
nut trees. Catalog free
Trail Bamboo Farm6273 Thigpen Trail, Doerun, GA
Non-invasive subtropical and grove-forming temperate bamboos.
Groundcover, shrub and timber types
Wholesale/Retail 229-782-7455 706-255-4901
Katie & Tracy Cato firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursery - This Georgia-state based nursery specializing
in trees for the American south-cold hardy citrus and bananas,
figs, jujubes, persimmons, pomegranates, pecans, and low-chill
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Lover's Nursery - Hawaii-based nursery specializing in rare
and exotic tropical fruit trees and seeds.
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1716 Apples Rd., Chapin, IL 62628, tel. 800-LUV-FUJI (588-3854)
(orders) or 217-245-7589, fax 217-245-7844, e-mail
Tom and Jill Vorbeck, Owners "The mail order market place for
specialty apples," in business since the early 1980s. Applesource
sells old and new apples in several package types, for fruit
tastings and to help customers evaluate varieties prior to planting
trees. (Note that Applesource does not supply trees or propagating
material per se, but the owners can advise on commercial sources
of trees and scionwood for the apple varieties sold.) Catalog
includes brief varietal descriptions; apple-ordering season
is Oct. 1st - Jan. 1st.
American Fruit Explorers - NAFEX Pomona
c/o Jill Vorbeck, Membership
Rt. 1 Box 94 Chapin IL 62628 http://www.nafex.org/
Berry Plants & Hazelbrake Farm - 3267 T.C. Steele
Rd. Nashville, IN 47448 812-988-0579
email@example.com Specializing in Organically Grown
Blueberry, Black berry, and Raspberry Plants http://backyardberryplants.com/
All of our plants are grown without the use of chemical pesticides,
fungicides, or fertilizers. We use alfalfa and kelp meal, worm
castings, rock minerals, fish emulsion (OMRI certified), and
compost as our fertilizers. We also sell soil amendments.
Farm. Permaculture-based consulting,
education and stock for today’s homesteader. Esprí
and Darren Bender-Beauregard, 1668 E CR 100 N, Paoli, IN 47454
We began Brambleberry Farm in the fall of 2003 on land that
we share with Esprí’s parents
in the beautiful hills of Southern Indiana. Our garden beds
lie on old meadow land that has not been touched by plow or
tiller for over 30 years. Instead of plowing up the sod using
heavy machinery, we created garden beds using no-till methods.
We never use synthetic pesticides or fertilizers on our gardens,
and follow organic farming methods. We believe that food should
be healthy and nutritious not only to the consumers, but also
to the larger environment.
quality lawn and garden products that work with nature. In
using our products you may feel confident that you are doing
your part in protecting the environment. At the same time,
you will be maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn or garden
that will be the envy of your friends and neighbors.
Field's Seed & Nursery Co.,
P.O. Box 397, Aurora, IN 47001-0397 Order: (513) 354-1494
Customer Service: (513) 354-1495 Fax: (513) 354-1496Carries a large selection of fruit varieties including
several new releases not available to the commercial market.
My nursery is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Brown
County in southern Indiana in USDA climate zone 6 and Sunset
The nursery is open by appointment; mail orders may be arranged
upon request depending upon availability. Give me a call at
812 988-6896 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange
Lee Reich provides
a valuable guide to uncommon fruits and berries, which add
an adventurous flavor to any garden. Though names like jujube,
juneberry, maypop, and shipova may seem exotic at first
glance, these fruits offer ample rewards to the gardener
willing to go only slightly off the beaten path at local
nurseries. Reliable even in the toughest garden situations,
cold-hardy, and pest- and disease-resistant, they are as
enticing to the beginner as to the advanced gardener. This
expanded sequel to the author's celebrated Uncommon Fruits
Worthy of Attention offers new fruits, new varieties, and
new photos and illustrations to entice the reader into an
exciting world of garden pleasure.
and Water Conservation Society. 1987. "Sources of Native Seeds
and Plants." SWCS, 7515 NE Ankeny Rd., Ankeny, IA 50021- $3
ppd - 32 pg. listing of 243 sources of native shrubs and trees.
Orchard and Nursery, 316 S.R 2004 McKee, KY. 40447-9616. Send
for catalogue or e-mail
, Ph toll free 877-965-2228
Specializing in nut trees for alternative crops. http://www.nuttrees.net
This seasons nut crop is in.. Be sure to stock up for the fall
on Hickories (shell-bark [the big ones] and shag-Bark [the tasty
ones]), Black walnuts, heartnuts, chestnuts and other seed.
Click the link to view the varieties of nuts and seed in inventory.
River Nut Tree Nursery - Pawpaw, black and persian walnut,
heartnut, butternut, chestnut, pecan, hican, shagbark and shellbark
hickory and persimmon trees. Order by phone, fax or e-mail.
Will also custom graft. 797 Port Wooden Rd., Upton, KY 42784
(270) 369-8551 Mon.-Sat. 7-7 C.T.
Durios, Route 7, Box 43, Opelousas, LA 70570. (318)
948-3696. Fruiting trees shrubs, vines, and many other
plants including magnolias. Catalog $6 or free list.
Trees. P.O. Box 520, Waterville, ME 04903-0520, tel. 207-873-7333
(-SEED), fax 207-872-8317 Roberta and John Bunker, Coordinators
of Fedco Trees, sell hardy tree fruits and nuts, small fruits,
and berries, as well as ornamentals. Plants are supplied by
several nurseries, including small-scale Maine growers. Informative
catalog lists several old Maine apple trees and other heirlooms,
plus fruit books and orcharding supplies. Grafted bareroot trees
available, also special orders.http://www.fedcoseeds.com/trees.htm
Ryan Bushnell, PO Box 25, Brownfield, ME 04010 (207) 890-7403,
(207) 935-1565 FAX burntmeadow[at]hotmail[dot]com Since 2006 Burnt Meadow Nursery has been propagating Maine
and New Hampshire sourced native plants. We strive to produce
high quality liners at a fair price. Whether propogated from
seed or cutting, our plants reflect a diverse gene pool of local
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England Cheesemaking Supply Co., 85 Main St.,(513) 354-1482
5100 Schenley Place, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025 Ashfield, MA
01330, 413-628-3808 (Cat. $1) -- home cheesemaking supplies,
incl. starter cultures for yogurt, cheese, kefir, sour cream,
NOURSE FARMS INC 41 River Road - South Deerfield, MA 01373 Monday
- Phone (413) 665-2658 or Fax (413) 665-7888 We offer many varieties
of strawberries, raspberries (summer and fall bearing) blackberries,
blueberries, currants and gooseberries, as well as asparagus
roots, rhubarb divisions, and horseradish sets. http://www.noursefarms.com/
Brook Farm, 37 Middle Rd., Southhampton, MA 01073 -- http://tripplebrookfarm.com/index.html
fruits, berries, misc. No pesticides. Eastern native plants.
Under-used cold-hardy exotics. Over 300 species.
Apple Branch Nursery - Michigan company
offering custom bench grafts of antique apple trees on a choice
of two rootstocks. Listing of available varieties, printable
order form. PO Box 281 Portland, MI 48875. (517) 648-2443. Email
Orchard & Nursery. 4711 3-Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525,
tel. 616-837-9598 Tim Strickler, Owner, sells scionwood from
170+ apple cultivars, both old and new varieties, and including
numerous old southern apples and unique local varieties. (Although
the nursery has a Michigan address, the orchards are located
in southwestern Virginia, zone 6.) Price list free email
Nursery, 12300 Betz Rd, Battle Creek MI 49015 (800) 338-2105
Specializes in trees that produce fruit and acorns to attract
and feed wildlife, such as persimmon, paw paw, wild pear, crabapple,
Nurseries, 4975 W. Grand River Rd., Owosso, MI 48867-9292. (517)
of grafted pawpaw, hybrid chestnuts, pine nuts & fruit trees.
Fruit Gardens P.O. Box 211, 10603 Cleveland Ave., Baroda, MI
49101, tel. 616-422-2411, fax 616-422-1464 Theo Gr÷otendorst,
Owner "Choice and unusual fruit tree varieties for the connoisseur
and home gardener." This long-established Michigan firm sells
more than 250 apple trees (including many antique varieties
from all over North America, European varieties, and old English
cider apples), plus a good selection of commercial apple varieties,
crab apples, pears, stone fruits, grapes, currants and gooseberries,
and conservation fruits (i.e., hardy natives attractive to wildlife
and people). Rootstocks are sold also. Price and variety list
Sylvia Vineyard Nursery, 13375 51st Avenue, South Haven, MN
55382. Hardy grapevines.
Vineyards & Nursery, 58143 111th St., Mapleton, MN 56065
Specializes in the most cold hardy wine and table grapes from
the University of MN and other private breeders http://www.aberfoyle.org
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From the Woods, 14125 Hwy C, Licking, MO 65542
these health-conscious times, with demand for organically
grown foods fast increasing, it's still hard to find a good-tasting,
locally grown, organic apple. Faced with an impressive rogue's
gallery of potential insect pests--curculio, codling moth,
and others--most orchard "experts" will tell you
flat out that growing apples organically is impossible.
fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals
in an attempt to control a range of insect and fungal pests.
Yet it is possible to grow apples responsibly, by applying
the intuitive knowledge of our great-grandparents with the
fruits of modern scientific research and innovation.
Michael Phillips and growers like him didn't listen. For several
years now, Phillips has been "doing the impossible"
at Lost Nation Orchard in Northern New Hampshire--growing
apples successfully using no artificial pesticides or fertilizers.
His secret lies in hard work, creative marketing, and a willingness
to observe and learn from nature. The definitive guide to
growing apples wisely, naturally, and with gentle impact on
The Apple Grower first appeared in 1998, orchardist Michael
Phillips has continued his research with apples, which have
been called “organic’s final frontier.”
In this new edition of his widely acclaimed work, Phillips
delves even deeper into the mysteries of growing good fruit
with minimal inputs. Some of the cuttingedge topics he explores
use of kaolin clay as an effective strategy against curculio
and borers, as well as its limitations
* Creating a diverse, healthy orchard ecosystem through
understory management of plants, nutrients, and beneficial
* How to make a small apple business viable by focusing
on heritage and regional varieties, value-added products,
and the “community orchard” model
personal voice and clear-eyed advice have already made The
Apple Grower a classic among small-scale growers and home
orchardists. In fact, anyone serious about succeeding with
apples needs to have this updated edition on their bookshelf.
Waterford Gardens, 74 East Allendale Rd., Saddle
River, NJ http://waterford-gardens.com/
07458, 201-327-0721 (Cat. $4) -- water plants and supplies,
esp. edible aquatics. Email
of the Southwest, Agua Fria, Rt 6 Box 11A, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Wildflowers, Wildflower Mixes, Grasses, Trees and Shrubs, Evergreen
Trees, Vegetables and Herbs, Chiles. Seeds and plants. - Order:
Homesteading Movement. Oxford, NY 13830-0971 The Fahey family
sells more than 200 varieties of apples as scionwood only (A
to L varieties available in even years, M-Z in odd years). They
also sell supply scionwood from 12 pears, 27 plums, 14 cherries,
and 2 mulberries. Orchards are maintained organically and include
a breeding program for disease resistant and long-keeping apples.
Send SASE for brochure listing varieties available (includes
a list of the best apples for no-spray organic culture).
Nursery. 18 Glass Factory Bay Rd., Geneva, NY 14456, tel. 315-789-7083,
e-mail Stephen and James Cummins' small family-run nursery specializes
in antique, unusual, and disease-resistant fruit trees. The
firm's selection of custom-grafted trees (and rootstocks) includes
apples (14 cider apples and 26 antiques), pears, apricots, peaches,
and others; small fruits are available also in their 1999 catalog.
Cummins Nursery is successor to the New York State Fruit Tree
Association; father Dr. James Cummins is a retired Cornell University
root stock breeder. Catalog free. http://www.cumminsnursery.com/
A Vineyards - Fredonia, New York based nursery offering
eating and wine-making grapes in retail and wholesale quantities.
Leuthardt Nursery, Montauk Highway, Box 666, East Moriches,
Long Island, NY 11940. (516) 878-1387.
Specializes in dwarf and espalier-trained fruit trees.
Antique and European varieties. Catalog $1.
Gordon Nursery - Upstate New York seller of temperate nut
trees as well as paw-paw and American persimmon.
Nurseries, 5060 West Lake Road, Canandaigua, NY
14424. (800) 836-9630. New and old fruit.
Lawrence Nurseries, 325 State Hwy. 345, Potsdam, NY 13676,
tel. 315-265-6739, e-mail http://www.sln.potsdam.ny.us
From their small, family-run operation near the New York-Ontario
border, Bill and Diana MacKentley specialize in fruits and nut
trees for northern climates. Nursery stock is managed organically.
Varieties offered in the firm's 1998 catalog include tree fruits
(apples, plums, and others), nut trees, small fruits (grapes,
blueberries, and others), and "edible ornamentals" attractive
to wildlife. The apple selection (over 120 varieties) consists
of many old types and disease-resistant lines, with informative
entries on origins and other characteristics; other classic
fruits are available also. Since the 1920s. Catalog free.
Nursery - Western New York State nursery providing apple
trees to the commercial grower.
Forest Food Corporation. PO Box 2196, Hendersonville, NC 27536,
919-438-2674 -- shiitake and exotic mushroom spawn.
Hill Tea Co. 23B Boothhill Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514, 919-967-4091-
native wildflowers, ferns, herbs, everlastings.
Nursery 295 Blacktwig Rd., Pittsboro, NC 27312, tel. 919-542-4480
Lee and Edith Calhoun sell antique apples that originated or
were widely grown in the South, and they are the only commercial
source for several dozen old varieties. Catalog describes two
dozen old southern apples and additional named cultivars (almost
200) are listed. Custom grafting offered, also fact sheets and
8-page illustrated apple pruning guide ($1) available. Catalog
Finch Blueberry Nursery, PO Box 699, Bailey, NC 27807, 1-800-245-4662
email: rabbiteye blueberries. Some unique varieties.
Nursery, 5520 Bahama Rd., Rougemont, NC 27572, 1-877-804-0444,
Fax: 919-471-3100-- specializes in ornamental grasses and aquatic
plants. Probably best collection of orn. grasses in NC. Minimum
order $50. http://www.hoffmannursery.com/
Strawberry Nursery, PO Box 24, 3500 NC Hwy 133 Rocky Point,
NC 28457 -(910) 675-2394, 44 strawberry cvs. in 1988.
/ We-Du Natives, Rt. 5, Box 724, 2055 Polly Spout Rd, Marion,
NC 28752, (Cat. $1) -- nursery propagated SE natives, unusual
rock garden plants. http://www.we-du.com/,
phone, 828-287-9348 fax
About half of the plants we offer are US natives and the others
are mostly from China, Europe, Japan, South Africa and South
Grasses of the Carolinas, 501 S. Webb St., Gastonia, NC 28052,
Water Gardens, 191 Leatherwood Gap Rd., Franklin, NC 28734,
704-524-3264 (Cat. $2) -- incredible selection of aquatic plants.
They welcome visitors, esp. near July 4th when greatest variety
of waterlilies, lotus, etc. are blooming. Also sell goldfish.
Sandy Mush Herb Nursery, Rt. 2, 316 Surrett Cove Rd., Leicester,
NC 28748-5517, 828-683-2014, Fax 828-683-2014(Cat. $4) -- incredible
listing of herbs, perennials, etc. Somewhat pricey. http://www.brwm.org/sandymushherbs/
Nursery & Irrigation, (704) 821-8077 FAX (704) 821-8345, PO
Box 218 Indian Trail, NC 28079 Shipping: 4332 Pioneer Ln., Matthews,
Selling quality landscaping plants and small trees to both the
retail and commercial market.
Native Trees, 2234 Peele Road, Clayton, NC 27501, 919-553-5927.
-- extensive collection of NC native woody trees and shrubs,
offering rooted cuttings and larger containers of named cultivars,
esp. Ilex veticillata, and magnolia cvs.
Nursery: "Liberation through Abundance"
*Plants for Permaculture
*Phytonutritional Plants for Edible Landscaping
*Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Medicinal Herbs
*Permaculture Design and Consulting
Chuck Marsh, 1041 Camp Elliot Rd., Black Mtn. NC, 28711 (828)
Nursery, 1680 Hwy. 25/70, Marshall NC 28753, 704-656-2681 --
native wildflowers and shrubs. Woodlanders, 1128 Colleton Ave.,
Aiken, SC 29801, (Cat. $0.65) -- excellent selection of difficult-to-find
trees and shrubs, esp. SE natives. Great people!
Dakota (please suggest
sources for this region)
Hirt's Gardens is one of Ohio's oldest horticultural establishments.
We specialize in hard-to-find perennials, unusual and exotic
house plants, and seeds and bulbs from around the world!
1-866-748-9984; Monday thru Friday, 9am to 5pm.
4943 Ridge Road ? Medina (Granger Township), Ohio 44281-9760 http://www.hirts.com/
Reformers Useful Plants Nursery, 35715 Nicholson Hill
Rd.,Rutland, OH 45775
Perennials, Prairie Wildflowers, Seeds, Herbs,
Land Use Planning Sustainable Landscaping Services
Hank Huggins 740-742-DIRT(3478)
Inc., 2310 West South Range Road, North Lima, OH
44452. (216) 549-9861. Good selection of tools, pots,
trees, plants, seeds, fertilizers and grafting supplies.
Hill Nurseries, P.O. Box 330, Harrison, OH 45030-0330
Phone Orders 513-354-1509 Customer Service
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Creek Farm & Nursery, Inc. - Oregon wholesale blueberry
nursery selling highbush, rabbiteye and half-high blueberries
as well as other decorative and fruit-bearing vacciniums.
Hill Nursery - Edible and Useful Plants
Healthy for People and our Planet. Permaculture Plants for the
Pacific Northwest. Grown with love and without chemicals or
petroleum products., email@example.com 78703 Echo Hollow
Lane Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (541) 942-3118
Ray and Peg Prag, 990 Tetherow Road, Williams, OR 97544-9599,
(Cat. $ 3) Fax: 541-846-6963; Phone: 541-846-7269, probably
the most extensive listing of useful plants in USA. They grow
2-3,000 different plants, mostly in plant "tubes" and 1 gal.
containers (note different shipping dates), with short but amusing
plant descriptions. Check them out!
nursery, Hillsboro, OR A new company that sells a variety
of fruit trees and specialties from Chile.
learn more about growing grapes? In addition to buying The
Grape Grower, you can now go to http://www.grapeschool.com
and sign up for audio CD's, special download presentations,
newsletters, and more, with many other items in development.
Botner, 4015 Eagle Valley Road, Yoncalla, OR 97499.
(503) 849-2781. Sells trees and will sell or trade scions
from his huge collection of apples, pears, plums, and grapes.
Groves Bamboo Nursery, Rick Valley
PO Box 1236, Philomath, OR 97370
Mobile-(541)602-1315, hm.& wk, msg. (541)929-7152 http://www.teleport.com/~dbrooks/bamboo.html
Organically grown Bamboo, catalog $3. Permaculture education,
Ecological design & consultation centering on water,landform
and horticultural systems"
Green World, 28696 S. Cramer Rd., Molalla, OR 97038-8576.
Toll Free: 1-877-353-4028 Local: 503-651-3005 www.onegreenworld.com.
Catalog free. Jim Gilbert started this nursery specifically
aimed at importing fruiting plants from Eastern Europe and the
former Soviet Union. The catalog contains color photos, recipes,
and cultural information.
We're proud to announce that we are the first Oregon nursery
to receive Salmon Safe Certification.
Mountain Herbs Nursery
Offering medicinal plant starts and other useful perennials
(edible, medicinal, forage, nectar, cordage, dye plants, etc.)
9044 Takilma Road, Cave Junction, OR 97523 (541)592-3386 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bamboo Nursery, 28446 Hunter Creek Loop, Gold Beach, OR 97444
Tel & FAX: 541/247-0835 Web Site: http://www.bamboodirect.com
-- hardy and sub-tropical/tropical bamboos, esp. Email:
Oregon Rootstock & Tree Co., Inc., 10906 Monitor-McKee Road
NE, Woodburn, OR 97071. (503) 634-2209.
Extensive line of dwarfing rootstocks. Minimum order 100.
Farms, Lucile Whitman, 3995 Gibson NW, Salem, OR
97304. (503) 585-8728. Many gooseberry and currant varieties,
plus other fruits. Whitman Farms began in 1980 as an informal
nut tree and small fruit adjunct to a large bareroot nursery
next door in Salem Oregon. It was a one-woman show and mostly
for fun. However, Lucile Whitman, the owner, got sidetracked;
she became enamoured of unusual ornamental trees and started
planting any weird and wonderful woody plants she ran across.
County Nursery, Inc., PO Box 108,
Nursery Road, Aspers, PA 17304. (717) 677-8105.
Old nursery with good reputation. All of the popular tree
fruits, including a large number of peach varieties,bare
root nursery stock, fruit trees, semi-dwarf apples, plums, asian
pears, cherries and nectarines.
Banana Tree, Inc. 715 Northampton St. Easton, PA 18042 (Cat.
$0.50) -- Offering thousands of tropical Seeds & Bulbs. Shipping
worldwide. Phone: (610) 253-9589 Fax: (610) 253-4864. Online
catalog at http://www.banana-tree.com/
#1 FARM, 789 Darby-Paoli Rd., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Specializes in antique apple trees.
Oak Nursery 494 White Oak Rd., Strasburg, PA 17579-9733) Amos
Fisher and Amos L. Beiler, Co-owners This Pennsylvania firm
under new ownership sells more than 60 apple varieties, both
old-fashioned and high-quality newer ones. Good-keeping winter
apples are featured. Also available: 20 peaches, plus a handful
of other varieties of stone fruits, plus pears and other nursery
stock. Catalog free.
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Aquatic Nursuries. 3095 Canal Bridge Road, Johns Island, SC
29455, 803-559-3151. Extensive offering of potted and bareroot
aquatic plants and pond accessories. Min. order $100.
& Perkins, 2 Floral Ave., Hodges, SC 29653
Farms, 2115 Olanta Hwy, Scranton, SC 29591 (843) 389-4831
specializes in cold hardy citrus, eucalyptus and some palms.
Inc., 1128 Colleton Avenue, Aiken, SC 29801.
(803) 648-7522. A wide variety of hard-to-find southern
Dakota (please suggest
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Creek Nursery. 7526 Pelleaux Rd., Knoxville, TN 37938, 865-922-3961
, Beaver Creek Nursery is a full landscape design and installation
company. We are the areas only nursery to offer a three acre
display garden that gives you the opportunity to see your landscape
in a mature setting. . http://www.beavercreeknursery.net/
Wildflower Gardens. PO Box 551, Beersheba Springs, TN 37305,
615-692-3575-- native ferns and wildflowers.
Berry Farm, 1500 Dotsonville Rd., Clarksville, TN 37042, berry
plants for home and commercial plantings.
Valley Nurseries. P.O. Box 471, McMinnville, TN 37111-0471,
tel. 800-492-0022 or 931-668-4153, fax 931-668-7251 This Tennessee
nursery specializes in peaches--over 90 varieties, mostly heritage
types, are available. Additional stock includes plums, nectarines,
pears, cherries, and apples (including several antiques). No
orders to AZ, CA, OR, WA, or Canada. Established 1902. Price
Inc., 7190 Hill Hughes Rd Fairview, TN 37062
Terri Barnes & Mike Berkley
Hungry Organic Farm & Creek Nursery, Box 163, Red Boiling Springs,
TN 37150, 615-699-2784 This wholesale organic vegetable and
cattle farm with local sales also offers several dozen antique
and modern apple trees by mail-order. Jeff Poppen and Debby
Beaver's nursery stock includes disease-resistant cultivars
and old southern apples chosen to do well in Tennessee and Kentucky
and similar areas. Brochure/price list free
Old-Fashioned Apples, Rt. 1, Box 203, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (no
mail order, pick-up only) -- 121 fruits, 25 berries, etc. in
Advocates Research Farm - Sue and Adam Turtle. 30 Myers
Rd., Summertown, TN 38483 - extensive bamboo collection, 200+
cvs. No mail order - pickup only. 931 964-4151 931-964-4228
fax/phone (7am-6pm CST) we are researching candidate plant
species, evaluating plant assemblages and exploring cultural
strategies all toward developing sustainable ways (ie. low input)
of stewarding our home planet.
sacred space, now known as Earth Advocates Research Farm(EARF),
established in the fall of 1991. It is a non-academically
affiliated informal not for profit organization located in
the low rolling hills of
Southern middle Tennessee. Here we host a number of Bamboo
and Permaculture-related events.
Gardens, Rt. 1, Box 600-A, 174 Golden Lane, Andersonville, TN
37705, 615-494-8237 -- SE wildflowers and ferns, perennials.
Phone 800-272-7396 or 423-494-8237
Barnes & Son Nursery. PO Box 250-L, McMinnville, TN 37110, 615-668-8576.
-- over 250 var. fruit/nut/shrubs/perennials.
Farms, PO Box 3881, Charlottesville, VA 22903 -- specializes
in multiplier onions, shallots, topset onions, and garlic.
Lane Growers. 5014 Orchard Lane, Gloucester, VA 23061, tel.
804-694-0470 after 6 p.m. From his Virginia nursery, Rollin
Wooley sells a wide selection of interesting heritage apple
varieties, including old southern favorites and others originating
in North American, Europe, and elsewhere. Variety/price list
includes some additional plants, among them pears, peaches,
Nursery - Virginia Beach, Virginia nursery offering Southern-US-adapted
fruits, in particular figs, as well as rabbiteye blueberries
Urban Homestead, 818 Cumberland St., Bristol, VA 24201,
tel. 540-466-2931 Tim and Donna Hensley's Virginia nursery sells
antique and modern apple trees. An informative catalog lists
their stock of nearly 80 varieties, including numerous old southern
varieties, plus apples from northern states, England, and elsewhere.
Custom grafting offered. Catalog free. http://www.oldvaapples.com/
Water Ways Nursery
13015 Milltown Road, Lovettsville, VA 20180
703-822-9052 (Cat. $1) -- waterlilies and edible aquatic plants.
Waynesboro Nurseries, PO Box 987, Waynesboro, VA 22980
Phone (540)946-3800 Toll Free (800)868-8676 Fax (540)946-3814
Fruit trees, nuts, grapes, perennial vegetables, informative
wholesale catalog. Web Site www.waynesboronurseries.com
Virginia Apples, PO Box 210, North Garden, Virginia 22959
(434)295-5382 Gift boxes of classic apples, rootstocks,
young trees and scionwood, workshops.
Ridge is a family-run orchard dedicated to exploring the varieties
of apple that can thrive in Albemarle County,Virginia. Thomas
Jefferson experimented with 18 or more varieties of apples
at Monticello, only a few miles from our orchard. Rural Ridge
grows several of the varieties he chose, as well as hundreds
of other old-fashioned varieties that offer delightful alternatives
to the limited varieties currently available in grocery stores.
Fruit Trees - Washington-state nursery selling cherry, apple,
and pear trees, primarily to orchardists. 561 Ragan Road, Wapato,
WA 98951 509.877.3193
Nursery Fruit Trees - Selling apple, cherry, peach, pear
and plum trees, primarily to professional orchardists. PO Box
116, Wenatchee, WA 98807. (800) 232-2636.
Many varieties of fine fruit trees. A commercial nursery,
but accepts retail customers.
Mountain Farm, 6906 Goodwin Road, Everson, WA 98247.
(360) 966-5859 Large selection of many fruits especially
for North West gardens.
Farm: Along with
flowers and ornamental nursery stock, we carry raspberry &
blueberry plants, herbs, & vegetable starts every spring.
We also grow and sell organically grown vegetables raised on
our farm. We are active in educating our community about the
harmful effects of gmo seeds and plants to our health and ecology
Arlington, WA (360) 631-3494 Visit
us on Facebook
Nursery, 391 Butts Road Morton, WA 98356
Over 600 varieties of FRUIT TREES, BERRIES, UNUSUAL EDIBLES,
ORNAMENTALS & SUPPLIES for the American Gardener! 32 years
serving home fruit growers. http://www.raintreenursery.com/
Well Nursery - A Washington-state based nursery offering
apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, apricots, cherries and plums.
State University, Research and Extension Unit, 1468 Memorial
Highway, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. (206) 424-6121.
Scionwood from a large collection of apples, pears, cherries,
plums, and apricots. Annual fall order form; orders must
be placed by January 1 for delivery January-February; cuttings
taken only once per year.
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Wetlands Nursery. PO Box 126, Muskego, WI 53150, 414-679-1268
-- plants and seeds of wetlands, incl. wild rice, cattail, etc.
Forest Nursery - PO Box 260195, Madison, WI 53726. (608)
271-8311 Specializes in super- hardy fruit trees for short,
cold, and windy climates, disease resistant apple trees for
zones 4 and 5, and miscellaneous fruits, nuts, and berries.
Phone: 608 663 0840
Valley Orchards - A Wisconsin grower of antique apple scion
wood for grafting, bareroot and potted heirloom apple, pear
and plum trees.
Quality Seeds, Randolph, WI 53957. (800)
Good list of fruits. Now celebrating 100 years in business.
sources for this region)
best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use our website
to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of
sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce,
grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. http://www.localharvest.org/