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