Ames Orchard and Nursery
Specializing in disease resistant fruit trees and plants suited for the Ozarks,
including apple, pear, grape, elderberry, pawpaw, and other fruits.
Reasonable prices. Expert advice.
Hazelnuts! Goji berry plants! Thornless blackberries! New persimmon varieties! Gooseberry plants! And we’re now Certified Naturally Grown (same rules as Certified Organic) which is your assurance that your plants are grown in an ecologically sound manner with compost and cover crops for fertility and only natural methods for pest control (more info below).
Don’t Miss Our Facebook Page!
The Ames Orchard & Nursery Facebook page is where we post a lot of timely stuff, like what fruit we’re bringing to the Fayetteville Farmers Market, photos of huge or cool or beautiful fruit, notices about upcoming workshops (ours and others), etc. You can message us from there, too.
We are now Certified Naturally Grown!
Our nursery stock is now Certified Naturally Grown (CNG)! Our fruit has been CNG for many years, but we finally went that extra step and had the nursery certified too. If you’re not familiar with CNG, it has identical “accepted or prohibited” practices and substances as Certified Organic. The only significant difference is CNG requires peer inspection (meaning inspection by other farmers) rather than inspection by an outside third-party. The costs of Certified Organic put it out of reach for most small-scale and many medium-scale farmers, so CNG is a good fit for us.
Practically, being CNG means that we rely on cover crops, composts, and manures for soil fertility and cultural and biological methods for pest control. This isn’t a big change for us! But we’re glad to make it official and hope that you appreciate the extra assurance of high quality plants grown in an environmentally sound manner.
If you want more information on CNG, go to https://www.cngfarming.org/https://www.cngfarming.org/
Fall planting is best! But…
IF the ground isn’t frozen, you can plant trees in the Ozarks all through the winter. So, though fall (November & December) is best, January and February and even early March is better than planting late in March and certainly better than in April!