Ames Orchard & Nursery specializes in disease-resistant fruit trees suitable for the Ozarks. Located near Fayetteville Arkansas, our farm has served as a testing ground for naturally grown, fruiting perennials for over 30 years. We propagate every plant on-site and 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!
- The pawpaw – North America’s only native tropical fruit
- The Indigenous Agriculture of the Americas . . . Pawpaw fruit
- The Pawpaw: America’s Secret Native Fruit
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Ready to take reservations for fall planting?
When you place an order, we ask for a 20% deposit to reserve plants. Remember, we all need to work within the natural cycles, so most of our plants won’t be ready to pick up and transplant until they’ve gone naturally dormant (dropped their leaves), usually early November.
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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.
” The Best Time To Plant a Tree Was 30 Years Ago, and the Second Best Time To Plant a Tree Is Now”