The Burchell Difference

Better Trees for a Better World

Is that too lofty of a goal? We don’t think so. Here at Burchell Nursery, we believe we’re not just part of the Ag business, we have a role in shaping it. If we do it well, we’ll be playing a part in helping the global economy and our way of life.

We tackle this long-range responsibility day by day, tree by tree. We work the science to create tree varieties and orchard practices that work – that are more economically and environmentally sustainable. It’s just our nature, and has been for over 75 years.

Granted, it’s not easy. That is why Burchell is the only globally-recognized, in-house nut breeding program around. We feel strongly it’s worth making that investment to ensure you get the best trees and the best results from them, in a way that makes the most of and doesn’t harm our planet’s limited resources. We collaborate with nurseries from Chile, Australia, South Africa and Europe — to add new insights to our own ideas.

We put those ideas to the test, adding research rigor into the process.
It’s our passion, one that has spanned three generations of leadership and resulted in the breeding and introduction of dozens of varieties of peaches, nectarines, apricots, apples, plums, cherries, walnuts and of course, almonds – including innovative self-fertile types.  In fact, we have bred and introduced more nut and fruit varieties than any other California nursery.

You’ll see the proof in our certified and virus-free Healthy Start™ bareroot trees, and Ready Start® potted trees that give you optimum planting flexibility. We want you to have the most vigorous, healthy trees possible for the greatest return on your investment. At Burchell Nursery, our entire team puts in that extra measure of time and effort to help make your orchard successful.