Organic Grown Trees & Plants:

Arkansas Black Apple

  • Zone: 4
  • Taste: Fairly tart
  • Texture: Hard, crunchy
  • Bloom Time: Late
  • Harvest Time: Late
  • Size: Prune to desired height
  • Uses: Fresh eating, desserts, cider

The Arkansas Black (not to be confused with the Arkansas or Arkansas Black Twig) are generally medium-sized with a somewhat flattened shape. Generally a very dark red on the tree, occasionally with a slight green blush where hidden from the sun, the apples grow darker as they ripen, becoming a very dark red or burgundy color. With storage the skin continues to darken. Arkansas Black is one of the darkest of all apple cultivars, hence the name. Arkansas Blacks are considered an excellent keeping apple, and can be stored for six months in appropriate conditions.