Sales season from December 1st – March 1st
Ames Orchard & Nursery propagates disease-resistant fruit trees on site. We specialize in apple varieties that are resistant to the major diseases present in the Ozarks. Located near Fayetteville Arkansas, our farm has served as a testing ground for naturally grown, fruiting perennials for over 30 years. We offer only the toughest, cold-hardy, drought-tolerant, pest and disease-resistant varieties of apples, pears, persimmons, pawpaws, grapes, muscadines, and berry plants to our greater community. Fruit for the Ozarks!
About Us for more information.
Our sale season starts December 1st and goes through March 1st. As a bare-root nursery, we offer fruit trees only when they are dormant. We will open our farm to the public during those months, and if you are interested in placing an order in advance we will accept reservations of $300 or more.
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 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 about CNG, click HERE
Fall planting is best! But…
If the ground isn’t frozen, you can plant trees in the Ozarks all through the winter. So, through 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!
We guarantee that the plant we sell you is alive and inspected by the Arkansas State Plant Board for freedom from disease. If your plant never comes out of dormancy, we will replace it free of charge. We are not responsible for lack of care, “acts of God,” or other factors that could damage your plant once you plant it.
Please see our Planting Instructions for general instructions.