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.
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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.
“New” Southern Heirloom Apple Varieties. In our never-ending search for apple varieties tolerant to our challenging conditions, we’ll be offering some old southern heirloom varieties that we think show some promise: Tull(from Grant County, Arkansas), Shannon Pippin (from Cane Hill, AR), Captain Davis (Civil War Era, from Mississippi), Oliver Red (from Washington County, AR), and Royal Limbertwig (from Illinois but grown throughout the South for a century or more).
“The Posterity Collection.” For those of you who want a really big tree with excellent drought resistance that should be around for your grandchildren (hence the name “Posterity”), we’ve grafted several disease-resistant varieties onto seedling rootstock, including Arkansas Black, Williams Pride, Stayman Winesap, Porters Perfection, Tull, Enterprise, Captain Davis, King David, Shannon, Black Limbertwig and Royal Limbertwig. Trees on seedling rootstock can exceed 30-35′ and make towers of flowers in the spring!! All of our apple varieties are available on MM.111, a semi-dwarfing rootstock that is easy to maintain around 18′ tall or shorter if you put in the work.
Two “new” apple varieties that we haven’t offered since the 1990s we’re offering again: Priscilla and Orleans. You can find their descriptions in the Apple section.