Apple - Arkansas

Arkansas Apple

Malus domestica
An old American apple renowned for the very dark colour of its bark.

Origin: USA 1833

Pollination:  Arkansas is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Arkansas Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Arkansas

Arkansas apple arose in Rhea Mills, Arkansas, USA c1833. Believed to have been a Winesap seedling. Introduced 1868. Grown in southern and south western USA until 1930's.

Medium sized, round fruit, Dark red flush over yellow skin. Crisp, juicy flesh. Good sweet flavour. Keeps well.

Vigorous triploid tree. The name Mammoth Black Twig arose because of the very dark, almost black, bark. Good disease resistance. Light cropper. Attractive blossom.



Main characteristics of Arkansas

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Oct
Season of use  Dec-Mar

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant
Canker: Resistant
Suitable for Wet Regions
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Mammoth Black Twig