About Our Nursery

         Our homestead and farm in it's early days, circa 1946.


We acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

At Prairie Hardy Nursery we specialize in premium cold hardy edible fruit and nut trees, as well as grape vines and berry bushes. Through our catalogue you can order the tastiest varieties for your garden, orchard or food forest. You can order online between November and May: your order will be securely mailed to your doorstep or P.O. Box during the shipping period between late April and late May, you will receive an email where you can select your preferred shipment date. 

Our family farm has been in operation since 1942, and we are about a one and a half hour drive north-east of Edmonton located in Two Hills County, Alberta. Kurt and Kristel are the third generation to live on this beautiful prairie landscape, we started collecting seeds and rare cultivars many moons ago with a mission to grow tasty food for our challenging climate. We are proud to bring years of experience to you, and we are looking forward to expand our offerings as we reap the rewards from our experimental orchards. 

We take pride in using practices to reduce our waste, to recycle as much as we can. We use permaculture and old world planting techniques, without the use of artificial chemicals. Our orchards are located on ten acres of land we re-wilded with thousands of native shrubs. We really care about the local fauna and flora!


Kristel and Kurt in the cucumber patch, circa 2013.

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 Kurt in a prairie landscape

Apple tree on a cold winter day at the nursery