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Arkansas Black Apple

Arkansas Black Apple

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Arkansas Black Apple

Malus domestica 'Arkansas Black'

Arkansas Black is a old-time heritage variety that has been a favorite in the south for years. It is very late maturing, along with Granny Smith and Braeburn. When mature it has very dark, almost black skin. The fruit has a distinctive tart flavor and can be used for many purposes.


12-16 Feet



12-15 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
1767 Arkansas Black Apple on Semi-standard (M111) root, 2 year Extra Large grade $30.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Arkansas Black'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Arkansas Black is a later blloming variety, so should be polinated by other mid- to late blooming varieties, like Golden Delicious or Fuji.


A Little History about Arkansas Black Apple

Arkansas Black was probably a seedling of Winesap discovered in Benton County, Arkansas around 1870. It is also know as Arkansas Black Twig.

Malus domestica 'Arkansas Black' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Late blooming
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Spreading habit
Harvest Period
Very late season
Late fall
Other Attributes
Long-term keeper
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Skill Required
Average skill
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies
Good for sauce
Juice or Cider