Arkansas Black

Origin: Arkansas 1840

Description: Arkansas Black is a survival apple because it is highly disease resistant, Keeps for up to a year in cold storage and has a thick waxy skin that offers some insect protection. Taste improves in storage.

Uses: Cider, Drying, Fresh Eating

Flavor: Sweet, Balanced Aromatic.

Fruit Size: Med- Large

Flowering period:  Larger 3, Mid-Season

Ploidy: Triploid – Self Sterile

Vigor: Med- High

Ripens: Late Season

Chill Hours: Low, Hass been successfully grown in semi-tropical climates

Keeps: 1 year in cold storage.

Scab: Some Resistance

Fireblight: Some Resistance

Cedar Apple Rust: Very Resistant

Image Courtesy of: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705