ARKANSAS BLACK Arkansas prior to 1886


Strikingly beautiful, dark purplish-red fruits turn nearly black at maturity. Very crisp flesh, coarse, greenish-white, sharp flavor, improving with age. Keeps all winter. Resistant to cedar-apple rust and some resistance to scab and fireblight. Will tolerate low desert heat. Consider Grimes Golden, and/or Newtown Pippin for pollination.

Bloom: Late
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Pollination: Required
Fruit Storage: Good
Mature Size: Small
Ripens: Very Late
Uses: Fresh eating/ dessert, cooking (puree, applesauce, apple butter), baking, juice/hard cider
Rootstock: Semidwarf
Size when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk)
Height prior to shipment: 4 ft.
Shape when shipped : Whips (no branching)

Certified Organic 

Trees are shipped bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through mid-April depending on USDA zone.

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