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Arkansas Black
An antique apple belived to have originated from a winesap seedling in Arkansas in 1870

Medium size apple, smooth, round, dark red to almost black in color with yellow flesh. Hard and crunchy texture, distinctive aromatic flavor. A semi-tart flavor, not a sweet apple.

Bloom Time:
Late Spring to Early Summer

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Fruit Ripening Time:
Mid to late October (South Central PA)

EMLA26, Dwarf, Mature Height 10-12ft.

Tree Characteristics:

Full Sun

An excellent eating apple, also great for pie-making and cider. A good keeper for as long as six to eight months in the refrigerator. Flavor mellows with storage.

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