Duarte Nursery Inc is one of the world’s largest permanent crop nurseries. Located in the Central Valley of California (Hughson, Stanislaus Co.) and owned by brothers John and Jeff Duarte with 3 generations currently involved in operations.
Innovation based on research and industry needs has been the cornerstone of Duarte Nursery’s success. The nursery includes a state-of-the-art laboratory with scientists who have led the world in tissue culture protocol for fruit and nut trees, allowing for testing of new varieties (or old varieties to new environments) in vitro, and to respond to market demand. Duarte Nursery has had industry leadership with containerized grape vines in the 90’s, the “clean plant” program with testing and transparency in the grapevine industry, containerized orchard nut trees, exploring new crops including golden kiwis, GMO fruit crops, and working with breeders on new varieties of nuts and fruits. Duarte Nursery is always trying to respond to the needs of the farmer.
The Duarte family and the Duarte Nursery team are proud of their contribution to agriculture in California, and of the farmers that produce food and wine.