be sure to visit our seed resources
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Resources are listed in alphabetical order by STATE
(with Canada and Mexico
preceding the United States). Please send any additional recommendations
or sources to Permaculture Activist, PO Box 5516, Bloomington, IN
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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
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
online for quality products and natural pest control solutions for
your organic home, business, lawn, garden, farm and pets.
For the past 30 years
Organics has been producing and supplying commercial growers,
farmers, landscapers and gardeners with natural products for organic
of the largest producers and distributors of home gardening stock,
House of Wesley, Royal Dutch, Burgess Seed & Plant, Exciting Gardens,
Four Seasons Nursery, Inter-State Nurseries, Farmer Seed and Nursery,
Kelly Nurseries, and Honeycreek Nurseries have joined along with ComeToBuy
Inc., an Internet services company, to make DirectGardening.com available
to garden enthusiasts in the United States, Puerto Rico and Virgin
Islands. The site offers products currently marketed through catalogs
to millions of households.
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
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) | email@example.com
(705) 295-6440 [TEL] - (705)295-4035 [FAX]
Green Barn Nursery
2103 Blvd. Perrot Blvd, Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Quebec
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. http://www.grimonut.com/
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 Cortes Island.
Arbors, 1804 Saugahatchee Rd., Auburn, AL 36830, 1-800-288-5033 --
mostly perennials and extensive cvs. of herbs and scented geraniums.
Fruits, the Adairs, 8831 AL Highway 157, Moulton, AL 35650. (205)
974-8813. Large selection of fruit varieties including new disease-resistant
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 March.
Greenhouses, J. S. Akin, PO Box 6, Sibley, LA 71073. (318)
377-3653. Southern fruit, including mayhaw. Send SASE
(please suggest sources for
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.
(please suggest sources for this region)
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 vines.
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, AR
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 Asian persimmon.
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 each year.http://www.botanicalpreservationcorps.com/
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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. http://www.greenmantlenursery.com
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: email@example.com
- 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
(please suggest sources for this region)
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Leaf Citrus Nursery - Central Florida nursery providing growers
and consumers with citrus trees, including many exotic varieties.
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
Bananas - A Florida-based nursery offering edible and ornamental
species and cultivars of bananas and plantains. Ordering by mail.
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 daylilies.
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
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 31744
Non-invasive subtropical and grove-forming temperate bamboos. Groundcover,
shrub and timber types
Wholesale/Retail 229-782-7455 706-255-4901
Katie & Tracy Cato email@example.com
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 berry varieties.
(please suggest sources for this region)
Lover's Nursery - Hawaii-based nursery specializing in rare and
exotic tropical fruit trees and seeds.
(please suggest sources for this region)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Specializing in Organically Grown Blueberry, Black berry, and Raspberry
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.
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 zone 35.
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 email@example.com to arrange your visit.
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. http://www.nuttrees.net/nuts.html
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 species.
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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, etc. http://www.cheesemaking.com/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, etc.
Nurseries, 4975 W. Grand River Rd., Owosso, MI 48867-9292. (517) 651-5278,
Container stock 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 free. http://www.southmeadowfruitgardens.com/,
Sylvia Vineyard Nursery, 13375 51st Avenue, South Haven, MN 55382.
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
(please suggest sources
for this region)
From the Woods, 14125 Hwy C, Licking, MO 65542
Even in 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
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 earth.
Since 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
* The 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 microorganisms
* How to make a small apple business viable by focusing on heritage
and regional varieties, value-added products, and the “community
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,
07458, 201-327-0721 (Cat. $4) -- water plants and supplies, esp. edible
of the Southwest, Agua Fria, Rt 6 Box 11A, Santa Fe, NM 87501. http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/
Wildflowers, Wildflower Mixes, Grasses, Trees and Shrubs, Evergreen
Trees, Vegetables and Herbs, Chiles. Seeds and plants. - Order: (800)
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. Online
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
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 $1.
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.
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.
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 America.
Grasses of the Carolinas, 501 S. Webb St., Gastonia, NC 28052, 704-827-1146.
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. http://www.tcfb.com/perwatg/
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, NC 28104
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.
Useful Plants 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,
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.
Want to 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
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 plants.
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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 list free.
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
Old-Fashioned Apples, Rt. 1, Box 203, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (no mail
order, pick-up only) -- 121 fruits, 25 berries, etc. in 1988.
Nursery - 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) Also your source
for the Temperate Bamboo Quarterly http://www.growit.com/bamboo/
Gardens, Rt. 1, Box 600-A, 174 Golden Lane, Andersonville, TN 37705,
615-494-8237 -- SE wildflowers and ferns, perennials. http://www.sunlightgardens.com/
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, and jujubes.
Nursery - Virginia Beach, Virginia nursery offering Southern-US-adapted
fruits, in particular figs, as well as rabbiteye blueberries and pomegranates.
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,
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 in general.
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
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
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) 247-5864.
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/