Fruits and Nuts
The University of Arkansas has a rich heritage in fruit breeding. The effort
was begun by Dr. James N. Moore, Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus in 1964. This
effort continues under the direction of Dr. John R. Clark, University Professor.
The program has released 15 blackberry, seven grape, two blueberry, three
strawberry, five processing peach, three nectarine, four fresh-market peaches, one
dwarf ornamental nectarine and three ornamental peach varieties.
The program continues today with emphasis on these crops. The program is
based at the Fruit Research Station at Clarksville, with testing of developments at
the Southwest Research and Extension Center in Hope.
The information provided on additional pages of this website includes a brief
description of each variety - fruit size, maturity date, flavor/sweetness,
disease resistance, plant characteristics, etc for these variety releases, in
addition to nursery sources.
For more information on production of these and other fruit crops, contact
county office of the Cooperative Extension Service or visit other University
For more information about growing fruits and nuts for the homeowner please see
and nuts information we have on our Arkansas Home and Garden web site.
See the information we have here on our web site.