Arkansas Black is a distinctive and attractive late-season apple, very much at home in the southern states. In the right conditions Arkansas Black can display very good flavor, although this is not an apple to eat straight from the tree - it really benefits from a month in a cold store.
The intense aromatic flavor makes it a good variety for cooking with, and it has become increasingly popular as an apple for cider production.
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Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.
Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.
Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season.
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Arkansas Black is in flowering group 3. Arkansas Black is a triploid variety and cannot pollinate other varieties. It needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. You can either plant a self-fertile variety (which will pollinate itself and the Arkansas Black) or you can plant two pollination partners which must each be of different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Arkansas Black. If you need further advice on this just get in touch. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.
Arkansas Black has good general disease resistance, and is highly resistant to cedar apple rust. It is a triploid variety and cannot be used to pollinate other apples.
Arkansas, 1840s. Probably a seedling of Winesap - the dense flesh and distinctive flavor are reminscent.
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