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Fruit tree comparison - Arkansas Black
Apple trees

Arkansas Black

Arkansas Black is an unusual and attractive apple, used as a winter apple after maturing in a cold store.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Triploid
Vigour? Large
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Partial tip-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Aromatic
Cooking result Textured puree

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Overall disease resistance? Good


Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Crimson
Blossom colour Pink - light
Leaf colour Green