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

Origin: USA, 1833

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

Arkansas apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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.

Characteristics of Arkansas apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Canker - Resistant
Suitable forWet Regions
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners