Definitely a work in progress, but we are attempting to put together a listing of our favorite nurseries, both local and online.  Any recommendations gratefully received.


Alden Lane Nursery
981 Alden Lane
Livermore. CA

Atkins Nursery
3129 Reche Rd
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
1310 McGee Ave
Berkeley, CA  94703
(510) 526-4704

Bonita Creek Nursery
3440 Proctor Valley Rd
Bonita, CA 91902
(619) 470-2005

Brokaw Nursery
5501 Elizabeth Rd.
Ventura, CA
(805 )647-2262

Cal Poly Pomona Farm Store
4102 University Dr
Pomona, CA 91768
(909) 869-4906

California Tropical Fruit Tree
2081 Elevado Rd
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 434-5085

Champa Nursery
4254 Tyler Ave
El Monte, CA 91731
(626) 213-7747

CHC Tropical Nursery
2031 Desire Ave
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
(626) 586-0581

City Farmers Nursery
3110 Euclid Ave
San Diego, CA 92105
(619) 284-6358

Clausens Nursery
3132 Blackwell Dr
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 724-3143

Emily Nursery
3439 W. MacArthur Blvd.
Santa Ana , CA

Exotica Nursery
2508 E Vista Way Ste B
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 724-9093

Fantasia Gardens
Lemon Grove, CA

Far West Nursery
2669 Mattison Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA

Flowerdale Nursery
2800 North Tustin Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Four Winds Growers
42186 Palm Ave.
Freemont, CA

Fruitwood Nursery
excellent source of scion wood and other propagation material

Ganter Nursery
3016 Fruitland Drive
Vista, CA

Garden View Nursery
12901 Lower Azusa Rd
Irwindale, CA 91706

Green Thumb
Santa Clarita
23734 Newhall Ave
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
(661) 259-1071

Green Thumb International
1899 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 642-8517

Green Thumb Nursery
1019 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 744-3822

Green Thumb Nursery
Canoga Park
1812 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 340-6400

Green Thumb Nursery
Lake Forest
23782 Bridger Rd
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 837-3040

Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery
3244 Gravenstein Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Hashimoto Nursery
1935 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-6232

Jamul Nursery
12931 Campo Rd
Jamul, CA 91935
(619) 569-7528

Kniffings Nursery
14940 Oak Creek Rd
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 561-0611

Laguna Hills Nursery
1829 N. Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Lo Nursery/Perla Nursery/Arcadia Garden (all together)
4827 Peck Rd
El Monte, CA 91732

Lone Pine Gardens
6450 Lone Pine Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823 5024

Louie’s Nursery
16310 Porter Ave,
Riverside, Ca
(951) 780-7841

Maddock Ranch Nursery
1163 Ranger Rd
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 728-7172

Menlo Growers
11605 New Ave
Gilroy, CA

Mimosa La Nursery
6270 Allston St
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 722-4543

Mission Hills Nursery
1525 Fort Stockton Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 295-2808

Moon Valley Nursery
26334 Mesa Rock Rd
Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 309-4080

Ong Nursery
2528 Crandall Dr
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 277-8167

Orchard Nursery
4010 Mt Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA

Papaya Tree Nursery
12422 El Oro Way
Granada Hills, CA 91344
(818) 363-3680

Paradise Nursery
10943 de Soto Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 701-5656

Planting Justice
319 105th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94603
A 501(c)3 dedicated to social justice.
Excellent pomegranate trees and persimmon rootstocks, both onsite and mailorder. Other trees perhaps better onsite

Regan Nursery
4268 Decoto Rd
Fremont, CA  94536
(510) 797-3222

San Gabriel Nursery
632 S San Gabriel Blvd
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 286-0787

Suburban Food Farm
San Diego, CA 92120

Temple Garden Center
4827 Peck Rd
El Monte, CA 91732

Terra Bella Nursery
302 Hollister St
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 585-1118

Trees of Antiquity
20 Wellsona Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 467-9909

Urban Tree Farm
3010 Fulton Road
Fulton, CA 95439

Wally’s World Nursery
15888 Olde Highway 80
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 443-2794

Walter Andersens Nursery
3642 Enterprise St
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 224-8271

Walter Andersens Nursery
12755 Danielson Ct
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 513-4900

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Dennis and Kanda Renzelman · June 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm

Could you please let us know of any local (Southern California) growers or nurserys that might sell, or be able to obtain the Thai Mango: Keo Savoy. We know we can find them in Florida but the shipping is very expensive. We would appreciate you help very much. Kanda and Dennis in San Fernando Valley. (818) 645-8852.
Thank you so much for any information or ideas. My wife and I may consider joining your organization.

    Ronni Kern · June 21, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Alex, a friend at Tropical Mango Nursery in Phoenix, suggests that you “Should try Mimosa Nursery (323) 722-4543 they just got a big order from pine island nursery and I have seen keo savoy there in the past. Best person to talk to is Tom. “

      Kanda and Dennis · June 22, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you so much for the information. This particular Nursery said that they are out of this type of Mango Tree. They may get some in at the end of summer.
      Kanda and I sure appreciate the feed back that we are receiving on this matter. I guess that we will just have to wait for the proper season and then try again. Thanks again. Dennis and Kanda

        Ronni Kern · June 23, 2017 at 12:22 am

        You should consider joining your local CRFG chapter. If you already have mango trees, you might find a member who could provide you with scion wood of your desired variety.

Chuyen Nguyen · August 24, 2017 at 4:30 am

Do you know of any local Los Angeles growers or nurseries that might sell, or be able to obtain the following avocado trees: GEM, Gwen, Rincon, and Sir Prize? Thank you so much for your help.

    Mauricio Tapia AG Consultant · September 24, 2021 at 10:20 am

    I have different varieties of avocado trees. Call me at

      Carolin · January 25, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      I am looking for jujube tree can’t find any one . Please let me know please thanks carolin

        Ronni Kern · January 25, 2022 at 5:58 pm

        Carolin, questions like yours are much easier to answer if you provide your zip code. I know Alex Silber at Papaya Tree Nursery as a great jujube but I have no idea if you are anywhere near Granada Hills.

Ellen Maisen · October 22, 2017 at 11:09 pm

Hey Chuyen Ngyuyen: Good news! Mauricio from Persea Tree Nursery in Fallbrook gave me permission to give out his phone number for GEM avocado trees. 951-440-1237. Please consider his nursery for Reed, GEM, Ettinger ( B cultivar), Hass and I know he has others but check with him for availability. We are very fortunate to have him here providing us with trees. He is a local alternative to Brokaw nursery up in Ventura county. they may be closer to you, depends on where you are, but they have a minimum order of 20 trees.
Mauricio is local to San Diego county growers and close enough to Los Angeles to be worth a trip down here. He brings knowledge from working in California and in other countries where avocados are grown commercially with farmers and scientists. I am a small farmer here in Valley Center and I can visit Mauricio’s high density grove and pick up trees . Very nice for us to have him here!

Joey Watley · June 3, 2019 at 7:11 am

Great! Loved it!

Mike · July 14, 2019 at 11:15 am

Can anyone recommend a source in San Diego, CA where I can purchase a Babaco Papaya Vasconcellea X heiborni or other papaya with some cold tolerance.

Ellen Maisen · July 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Sorry I forgot about Exotica in Vista 760-724-9093. Papaya Tree nursery in Granada Hills has 6 varieties and Babacao, 818-363-3680, it’s in the San Fernando Valley past Los Angeles, Bonita Creek nursery might also have them. 619-422-2400

Maria · October 19, 2019 at 5:07 pm

I was wondering if anyone knows a nursery where I can find yellow passion fruit in Los Angeles area.

Todd · December 5, 2019 at 3:32 pm

Anyone have a source for a Monachello lemon tree or budwood?

    Ronni Kern · February 17, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Do you have a problem with Mal Secco disease? If not, per UC Riverside, you would be better off grafting budwood of the Femminello which is available here

Kelly · December 29, 2019 at 8:37 am

I’m looking for gem avocado. I know that Brokaw nursery and Adams tropics sell this variety. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a closer nursery near the Bay Area/tri valley that may have this?

Todd · February 19, 2020 at 3:02 am

Not at all. My grandmother used to have a Monachello tree & it was one of my favorite lemons. I would just like to source a tree, so my wife can try some of her recipes using it.

    Ronni Kern · February 19, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Todd, you are apparently not in the huanglongbing quarantine area as we are here in California. But since the disease has decimated citrus in Florida and is endangering it in Texas and here (check out yesterday’s front page article in the LA Times (, anyone in those states is legally banned from exchanging citrus scion or budwood. You might want to be careful about where you obtain it. Maybe try someone in Italy?

      Mike Wagner · February 20, 2020 at 7:29 am

      Are there members of your group who have experience with papaya? My specific interest is in the mountain papaya- Vasconcellea X heilbornii Babaco. I am looking for seeds and anyone who has grafted this species.

        Ronni Kern · February 20, 2020 at 8:19 am

        Mike, a lot of us grow or grew babaco in Southern California thanks to Edgar Valdivia who popularized it and Charles Portney who provides little plants for many chapter raffles I have taken mine out (too many trees, not enough yard), but my recollection is that they are seedless and I can’t even imagine grafting one which may well be my failing. I know they do propagate easily, however, from trunk segments. Check with the LA chapter where both Edgar and Charles are active.

          francisco Araiza trillo · March 26, 2020 at 4:13 pm

          looking for nursery that’s sells dragon fruit plants.

          Betty Villanueva · June 29, 2020 at 9:44 pm

          Did you ever find out more about Dragon fruit grows or who sells Dragon fruit?

P J Evans · April 20, 2020 at 4:55 pm

correcting the address of Green Thumb Nursery in Canoga Park:
21812 Sherman Way

(It’s a few blocks east of Topanga Canyon Blvd, and parking is in back: turn right at the corner after the nursery, and the parking lot is on the right.)

What I’m interested in is seeds for makrut (kaffir lime). I gather it ripens in January or February.

    Ronni Kern · September 15, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for the address correction. I finally made it. Vis a vis Kaffir Lime, growing it from seeds would be a real challenge. I know you can get tiny trees from Four Wind Growers which would definitely be faster. Perhaps a Thai market would have the limes and you could get the seeds from them!

goud gouda · April 23, 2020 at 1:24 pm

I am looking for the folowing tropical flower tree-
-Nyctanthes arbor-tristis;(AKA Coral Jasmine/Arbor Tristis, Sad tree/Parijat/night flowering tree- I would really appreciate it if you can let me know of any nurseries or growers that carry and sell this tree.

    Laura Vasquez · June 29, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    In answer to several queries, Laguna Hills Nursery, 1829 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana, CA, 714-542-5600, often carries several dragon fruit varieties as well as macadamia—such as “Kate”—and many other types of fruiting plants throughout the year. Get on their free email list for a weekly update (and coupon for 20% off one item). Owner Gary Matsuoka also offers free gardening seminars in-person at the nursery on Saturday and posts the videos on YouTube.

Lu · May 30, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Does anyone where I can get a macadamia tree in Los Angeles or nearby counties? I have been trying to look for one for a very long time now.

    Ronni Kern · June 27, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Marilou, have you tried Mimosa Nursery in East LA? They are not the most reliable of nurseries but they do have an extensive stock and list macadamias on their site. Alex Silber, of Papaya Tree Nursery in Granada Hills also has macadamia trees on his site but you would have to check with him whether he has any on stock.

CG · August 9, 2020 at 4:23 pm

Any thoughts on who (which nurseries) would be the best to visit for 15+ gallon avocado trees in the SoCal area? I’d come down from NorCal with a truck for a small grove at my dad’s property.

    Ronni Kern · August 9, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    I would head to Atkins Nursery in Fallbook. Quoting from Greg Alder’s invaluable site: “In the avocado epicenter of Fallbrook, you find Atkins Nursery. Established by Oliver Atkins, who long served as the chairman of the California Avocado Society’s Variety Committee, the nursery is now owned and run by Victor Gonzales, but propagating rare avocado varieties continues. They are truly one of a kind, offering varieties found at almost no other retail nursery, varieties such as Queen, Sharwil, Nabal, Gwen, Nimlioh, Ardith, and on and on…. Atkins doesn’t have a website, but they do have a Facebook page. The nursery’s address: 3129 Reche Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Their phone number: (760) 728-1610. I would recommend calling before you go because their inventory of avocado varieties is always changing.”

      CG · August 9, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      Ronni – thanks so much for the info and detailed reply! I really appreciate the time you took to write that.

Helen Cole Lew · August 21, 2020 at 1:17 pm

Please add: Golden Nursery
1122 2nd avenue
san mateo, ca 94401

    Ronni Kern · September 15, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you, Helen. It’s been added.

      Dan Sabrico · November 16, 2021 at 10:33 pm

      Is there any local nursery in the Sacramento or Bay Area location that sell Sapodilla tree. I prefer the dwarf varieties (Silas wood and Alano) but would consider other varieties also.

Jay · October 22, 2020 at 5:16 pm

Anyone know where I can acquire fig trees in socal? Looking for some interesting varieties if possible, aside from the common black mission, brown turkey, and white kadotas that seem to be ubiquitous in my area.

Jesse · July 26, 2021 at 7:57 am

I recommend adding Annie’s Annuals to the list. It’s a hidden gem in Richmond. I found a few varieties of passiflora there. They have dinosaurs all about so your kids will love it too.

Lindsay S · April 24, 2022 at 9:48 am

I’m new to the IE (Riverside) and was hoping someone knows where I can get a white Arabian guava? I learned about the variety on the California gardening YouTube channel and would love to know where I can get a grafted tree.

Nell Wade · June 23, 2022 at 10:07 pm

Consider adding Bay Laurel Nursery in Atascadero, as besides having great nursery stock and doing special requests, they also advertise regularly in the Fruit Gardener magazine.

Kitty Nguyen · August 3, 2022 at 3:06 pm


Please let me know if there is a nursery that sells Hovenia Dulcis or Raisin Tree. I have been calling almost every nursery in the bay area.

Laura · August 11, 2022 at 10:16 am


I’ve checked around at many nurseries without success. Now I’m hoping that there might be CRFG members who have or know where I can get trees, cuttings, or seeds of the following:

Dune soapberry (Deinbollia oblongifolia)
Toothbrush tree (Salvadora persica)

Robert Scott · March 14, 2023 at 9:10 am

You were going to add a nursery in my area but I don’t see it –Bay Laurel Nursery in Atascadero Ca.
please add have been long time supporters of Central Coast Chapter. Thanks

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