Fruit Apple EZ Pick 'Arkansas Black' (On EMLA-111 Apple Rootstock)

Grower's Comments: Arkansas Black blooms in mid-season and is a great pollinator for early blooming apple varieties, varieties blooming in the middle of the season, and varieties blooming late in the season.

Spring; @@ ++

To 12 feet; may be pruned

800 to 900

USDA Zone 5 to USDA Zone 9

Full Sun


FUN FACTS

According to Stinson: "The Arkansas Black originated in Benton county Arkansas, and bore its first fruit about 1870. The first description of it is that given by Van Deman in 1886."

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SizePrice
7g$30.95
10g$35.25
15g$39.50
20g$44.50

Tree:
"Tree moderately vigorous; branches long, slender. Form upright spreading, rather open. Twigs short, stout; internodes short. Bark dark reddish-brown, mottled with scarf-skin, pubescent. Lenticels scattering, small to below medium, round. Buds large, broad, acute, appressed, pubescent. Leaves medium in size.

Fruit:
"Fruit as grown here is medium or below, rarely large, pretty uniform in size and shape. Form nearly round. Stem medium. Cavity acute, rather small, sometimes lipped, not deep, partly russeted. Calyx rather small, closed.
"Skin smooth, somewhat waxy; yellow covered with a lively red deepening to purplish-red or almost black on the exposed side. Dots small, inconspicuous. Prevailing effect bright very dark red.
"Calyx tube conical, approaching funnel-form. Stamens marginal.
"Core medium to small, abaxile, closed or partly open; core lines clasping. Carpels concave, roundish, emarginate. Seeds plump, rather short, obtuse, moderately dark brown.
"Flesh decidedly tinged with yellow, very firm, rather fine-grained, crisp, moderately juicy, sprightly subacid, good to very good.
"Season December to April or later. In cold storage it keeps well through the storage season.”