Arkansas Black Apple

Malus domestica


Arkansas Black is a heritage apple variety that has been known since 1870. It is very disease resistant, including a resistance to cedar apple rust. Ripens very late, in November and December. This makes it an excellent food for deer and game. Its medium sized fruit has yellow skin that turns deep red to black, and keeps well in storage or on the tree. Chill hours 800

Height 15' - 20'
Spread 5' - 10'
Tree Form Modified Leader
USDA Zone 5 - 8
Blooms February - March
Drops Fruit Bears fruit: June in 2-3 years
Soil Well-drained
Soil pH 6.0 - 6.5
Light Requirements Full Sun
Pollination Requires pollinator
Suggested Pollinators Plant two varieties for cross pollination

Spacing 20'
Pruning Corrective pruning may be necessary as the tree matures. See Pruning section in Learning Center
Fertilization Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, the first application should be made during the dormant period in January and another application at the beginning of the rainy season in June. Use a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or similar mixture is recommended.
Watering Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. For best fruit productions, provide moist but well drained soil. Please see the Watering section in our Learning Center.

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At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. Our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. We ship you the same quality trees we ship to garden centers and nurseries.

Shipped 12 – 24″ container grown

Alachua, FL

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