Spring Chicagoland Events
May 5 -Backyard Orchard Workshop
Sunday, 11:30am - 4pm at the Peggy Norebert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr. in Chicago,
will conduct a hands on workshop about growing fruit trees in your back yard or on your deck. This will also include an insturctional demonstartion of how to graft a fruit tree.
The 4.5 hour workshop will go over the best choices of fruits to grow organically in the Chicago area. I will also cover growing fruit trees in containers, how to start a esplaier fruit tree, and basic fruit tree pruning.
Cost is $35 for the public and $25 for "Slow Food" memberse; walk-in registration is $40 and $30. Contact
me for more information and to register, or go to this section of the "Slow Food Chicago" web site for more information. You can also register and pay for tickets online.
Trees & Fruit For Chicagoland and the Midwest
USDA Certfied Organic
Oriana's Orchard & Nursery
sells fruit trees and fruit. What began as a hobby,
has become my business.
in growing Asian pears trees for sale. I also
grow other lesser known fruits that are worthy of attention.
Every fruit tree and plant I sell would make a wonderful
addition to your home orchard.
I have test grown over 60 varieties of fruit trees and
plants, and have selected the best varieties for Northern
Illinois. The fruit must have superior taste, the trees
must be easy to grow, with minimum disease problems.
They also must be hardy enough to withstand Chicago's harsh winters.
All our trees are grown at our western Illinois orchard,
near Wisconsin, where winters reach -30 degrees.
Fruit trees are available from March 15 through June.
Most are in 5 gallon containers, and are 2 or 3 years
old plants. All plants must be picked up in person
at my Skokie home just
north of Chicago. They can also be purchased at my
booth at one of the Farmer's Markets or local events
I also provide on site home orchard consultation
and grafting sessions. Contact me for more information.
Purchasing My Fresh Produce
sell fresh fruits including Asian Pears, pawpaw and persimmons grown in my orchard at
Farmer’s Markets and other community events in the greater Chicagoland area. more >>