Arkansas Black Apple Tree

Arkansas Black apple originated in Benton county, Arkansas, circa 1870. The fruit has medium size with very dark red to black skin. The flesh is yellow, moderately juicy, crisp, firm, and aromatic. The tree is moderately vigorous and it shows susceptibility to scab and fire blight. It matures at the end of October and has about four months cold storage life.

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General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.