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Arkansas Black Apple Tree


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Arkansas Black Apple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Arkansas Black Apple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ (DIEHARD™) Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 4-9

Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
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You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

12-15 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

Malus 'Arkansas Black’

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The Baker's Favorite Apple

The Arkansas Black Apple invites you to join the dark side, apple wise because its enticing glossy dark red to purple skin is filled with delicious tart and sweet flavors that are irresistible. 

Once you bite into a crisp Arkansas Black Apple you’ll hear a satisfying crunch as rich juices come flowing out of the apple’s flesh. These firm apples are the perfect healthy and refreshing snack.

Chefs from all over love cooking with Arkansas black apples because their sour flavor makes them the ideal choice for baking in pies, ciders and more. Their sharp flavor has a sweet after taste with nodes of sugar and cinnamon that will take your taste buds on a thrill ride.

Arkansas Black Apples can be stored for months, so you’ll never have to be without them. The longer that they sit in cold storage the sweeter they’ll be. You will notice your delectable apples tasting sweeter and sweeter every month after their harvest. 

Get pounds of apples as well as a beautiful ornamental tree with the Arkansas Black Apple. Every spring this apple tree erupts with an explosion of white fragrant blooms, bringing beauty to the landscape.

In the fall as the dark apples ripen they pop against the lush green leaves, to stand out and capture everyone’s attention with their beauty. Best of all your Black Arkansas Apples will be ready for harvest around October, just in time for cider season.

Arkansas Black Apples provide beauty as well as a tremendous amount of fruit. With a little water the low maintenance Arkansas Black apple will flourish and pump out enough fruit to share with your friends and neighbors.

Don’t hesitate to order your unique Arkansas Black Apple Trees before they all sell out. 

Arkansas Black Apple Tree Pollination

Arkansas Black Apple Tree are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another apple tree to achieve fruiting. Below are the most common pollinators...
•  Gala Apple Tree •  Jonathan Apple Tree
•  Granny Smith Apple Tree •  McIntosh Apple Tree
•  Honeycrisp Apple Tree •  Pink Lady Apple Tree
•  Red Delicious Apple Tree •  Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
Crab Apple Trees also make some of the best pollinators for Fruiting Apple Trees. Because they bloom for a long period of time, they produce an abundance of pollen that are compatible with most Fruiting Apple Tree varieties.

For more information on apple pollination, view our Apple Pollination Guide.

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beautiful tree
I just got this tree so can't tell you ow it will do in future years, but it's a beauty "5-6 ft" tree but it's really 7 feet and growing fast. So I'm getting a second.
May 28, 2016
Warwick, MA
4 months ago
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Well branched tree, thick trunk
put it right in the ground with root rocket and 1/2 bag of fertilized soil and its taken off like a rocket. Additionally, they shipped me a beautiful tree ??
September 28, 2016
northport, NY
1 month ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Arkansas Black Apple Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Arkansas Black Apple Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Arkansas Black Apple Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Arkansas Black Apple Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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I like them
Kevin H on Oct 2, 2016
It is a different variety and has interesting characteristics.
Marvine H on Sep 3, 2016
I like them
Kevin H on Oct 2, 2016
This is a cool-looking apple and I want some!
Amanda Z on Sep 9, 2016
It is a different variety and has interesting characteristics.
Marvine H on Sep 3, 2016
This is a cool-looking apple and I want some!
Amanda Z on Sep 9, 2016
How long does it take to see fruit?
Giselle A on Oct 10, 2016
What crab apple trees will pollinate this tree?
Hannah W on Oct 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I've read that while most crab apple trees serve as good pollinators for apple trees, a crab apple with white blossoms provides the most pollen.
What pollinator information would a prospective purchasor need to know? Additionally, is this variety available (prospectively anywhere) in a dwarf version?
Andrea M on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The pollinators are the Gala, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Jonathan, McIntosh, Pink Lady and the Yellow Delicious.

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