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Apple 'Arkansas Black'   

Malus domestica

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Arkansas Black is a variety of Apple which is a member of the Malus family. Its botanical name is Malus domestica 'Arkansas Black'. Arkansas Black is a hybrid heirloom variety. Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Dark candy apple red and   Cream.

Tart crisp apple that stores well.1 Light yellow or cream colored flesh under dark red waxy skin.

Shows much resistance to apple rust, and some resistance to scab and fireblight.1

Arkansas Black grows as a Deciduous and is a Fruit. Being deciduous, expect it to shed its leaves annually. Arkansas Black is known for growing to a height of approximately 162.50 feet (that's 50.00 metres in metric) with a tree-like habit. This variety tends to bloom in mid spring.

United States is believed to be where Arkansas Black originates from.

Arkansas Black Apple tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Arkansas Black have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Arkansas Black

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Arkansas Black is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Arkansas Black needs a soil ph of 5.5 to 6.5 (weakly acidic soil).

Growing Arkansas Black from seed

Transplanting Arkansas Black

Arkansas Black is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Arkansas Black

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in early autumn.

Apple Arkansas Black Etymology

Said to have been grown by a settler named John Crawford in 1840s Arkansas. This fruit stores well but will go nearly black in storage.1

Arkansas Black folklore & trivia

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