Avella Orchard is a two acre heirloom fruit and nut “forest” in the city limits of La Grande.
Graced with mature trees planted half a century ago and added onto over the years, Avella Orchard has over 250 trees. Most of those are unusual or unique cultivars, including trees grafted from local homesteads.
Trees include apples, European pears, Asian pears, European plums, Asian plums, apricots, peaches, quince, mulberries, cherries, chestnuts, walnuts, filberts, and almonds.
Started in the 1940s and ‘50s by nurseryman Mr. Ryan, Avella Orchard is a place where fruit trees, pollinators, birds, native plants, wildlife and people thrive! The current owners carry on the tradition of innovative, sustainable, and nontoxic orchard management to create an ark of genetic diversity to carry into the future.