Arkansas Black Apple


Arkansas Black apple is extremely beautiful with dark red to purple skin and yellow flesh. Crisp and juicy with a very firm flesh, it's used for fresh eating, cider, and cooking.

Pot Size (click on a size to show add to cart button) 2 gallon 3 gallon In Store Pickup Only 5 gallon In Store Pickup Only
Rootstock Semi-Dwarf Semi-Dwarf Rootstock
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About Arkansas Black Apple

Arkansas black apples are probably a seedling of Winesap. Extremely beautiful, medium sized, smooth, round, dark purplish red fruits turn nearly black at maturity. Waxy skin with crisp, juicy, very firm yellow flesh. Distinctive aromatic flavor lends well to cider blending. Very good quality, used for fresh eating, cider and cooking. Excellent keeper. Mellows with storage. Large, vigorous tree. Originated in Benton County, Arkansas around 1870.

Latin Name: Malus Domestica ‘Arkansas Black’
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Zone: 5-8
Light: Full sun
Pollination: Requires another apple pollinator.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 20-25ft.
Bloom Time: Mid Season
Harvest Time: October – November
Yield: 100+ lbs
Forest Garden Use: Canopy Layer, Understory Layer

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quart size potsA guide to choosing the right size

1 Quart = Available for immediate dispatch. Plants are between 3in-36in in height. They are like small plug plants with deep (5in) roots that will get established very quickly.

Bareroot = Field grown plants that have been freshly lifted and supplied with no soil around the roots. Only available during the dormant period November-April.

1 Gallon & larger = Container grown or bare root plants (planted in containers while dormant) and can be planted all year round. Nursery standard container size (also called #1). The size refers to the amount of soil that the container holds which is slightly less than 1 gallon. Please note that at the moment we do not ship gallon and larger plants.