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True Nature Farm
|Welcome to True Nature Farm, your source for hardy native and
uncommon trees for the upper midwest. One of our many varieties
of hardy oak or hickory seedlings is just right for your yard or forestry
planting. We also feature hard to find nut trees such as the chestnut,
butternut, and Kentucky coffee tree.
- True Nature Farm is located north of Rochester Minnesota in
a windy zone 4 location. To ensure hardiness and optimal
genetics for the upper Midwest, we collect most of our seed
for stock locally. All stock is grown at our farm under tough
conditions that produce superior trees that will perform well in
your yard or orchard. Browse our online catalog to find a truly
unique selection of trees for your landscape.
- Like blueberries? Make a midsummer visit to our U-pick
blueberry patch, here in Southeastern Minnesota, where you
can fill up with delicious organically grown blueberries.
- Over the years, we have planted thousands of butternuts
(Juglans cinerea) as part of our large scale project to screen
for resistance to butternut canker. Benefit from our
experience with the butternut by buying some of our
seedlings or by visiting our planting here in Rochester.
- Our chestnut plantings consist of American, Chinese and
hybrid chestnuts as well as a few chinkapins. Screening
thousands of hybrid chestnut seedlings for hardiness and
production is an ongoing project and we are fortunate to be
able to grow these intriguing trees. In most years we have
crops of nuts and various seedlings to sell. If you're looking
for a particular hardy strain or chestnut trait, let us know and
maybe we can help.
American Hazel in early fall
Allegheny chinkapin, Castanea pumila