Jewell Nursery - Lake City, MN
Jewell Nursery was started in Lake City, Minnesota in 1868 by Civil War veteran Dr. Phineas Jewell. It was operational for more than 130 years, closing its doors just a few years ago. It developed several varieties of apples, plums, and small fruits that are hardy in the upper Midwest. In its early years forest seedlings were grown in quantity, perhaps to fill the pioneers’ need for lumber, furniture, and other wood products.