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Home Garden Fruits & Nuts in Arkansas

Fruits and nuts require a very high level of management, particularly in pest management. Considerable attention should be paid to selecting and preparing the planting site, choosing cultivars with local adaptation and pest resistance, and following pest and cultural management practices.



Growing small fruit crops in the home garden can be a pleasurable and rewarding experience.

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Unriped redish green pears on the tree

Fruit Trees

Home-grown tree fruit can be more flavorful and tasty than what is available at the grocery store.

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Hope Grapes


In Arkansas, improved varieties of table grapes and muscadines are readily available for home gardens.

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The University of Arkansas has a rich heritage in fruit breeding. Our fruit breeding program focuses on adaptability to Arkansas' climate.

The program is based at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station's Fruit Research Station in Clarksville, with testing of developments at the Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope and the Arkansas Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Fayetteville. Results from the fruit breeding and fruit variety testing programs are used to develop lists of recommended fruit varieties for commercial fruit growers and homeowners in Arkansas.


University of Arkansas Patented Fruit Cultivars

The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), part of the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, assists faculty with intellectual property developed from their research or other university supported activities. For the latest news on University of Arkansas fruit patents and technology inventions see TCO's Technology Search.

Extension provides a consumer-friendly downloadable list of propagators licensed to sell University of Arkansas patented fruit cultivars. Many of these licensed propagators also offer University of Arkansas fruit cultivars whose patents have expired.

Licensed Propagators List



Additional Information

Cultivar or Variety?    Variety and cultivar are two terms often abused by gardeners and horticulturists.  What's the difference, you ask?  Quite a lot.

Commercial Fruit and Nut Production


For more information, please contact your local county agent .