Arkansas Black Apples. These sounded very interesting as a great tasting apple, so we thought that we would give them a try. The plants are 4' - 5', nicely branched transplants in 3 gallon containers This is a distinctive and attractive late-season apple that can be chilled for months. Grown well, Arkansas Black can display great flavor, and this apple improves it's flavor and texture from at least a month in a cold storage. This is a species that benefits from having 2 other mid season bloomers as cross pollinators. White crabapples will also pollinate it.
The intense aromatic flavor makes it a good variety to use in cooking, and it has become increasingly popular as an apple for cider production.