Perennial Crops Nursery & Services
Tanner Radig, In partnership with Mooncat Farm, grows and sells trees, shrubs, vines, flowers, perennial fruits and vegetables, and other edibles native to Northwest IL (USDA Hardiness Zone 5b). This includes the Pawpaw tree, which used to be widespread in the area, with a fruit that tastes like a mixture between mangoes and strawberries. Planting at least two or more Pawpaw trees will yield the grower the odd fruit in just a few years, if growing conditions are right. Other trees he offers include pecans, hickory, Chinese chestnut, American persimmon, black walnut, osage orange, crab apple, hardy plum, mulberry, hardy peach, apricot, black cherry, chokecherry, pear, oaks, and some other varieties. He specializes in growing “hardy, low-input, disease and pest resistant plants that produce in a variety of conditions.” Shrubs for sale include serviceberry (or juneberry), Aronia berry, spicebush, gooseberry, red and black Currants, blackberry, raspberry, elderberry, and highbush cranberry. Groundcover and perennial plants include walking onions, Michigan bearberry, asparagus, strawberry, wintergreen, daylilies, rhubarb, and comfrey. He also has hardy kiwi vines, grapes and hops. Tanner started his business to make available perennial crops that can grow with minimal inputs, and are adapted to our local area. He is also available for consultations for sustainable and edible landscape designs, accepting sliding scale even or barter payments.
Tanner’s nursery is located at 16540 Waller Road in Fulton. He can be emailed at Woodearsoup@protonmail.com, or you can call him at 563-676-1736. Tanner’s website is www.perennialcropsnursery.wordpress.com