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Arkansas Black Apple Tree

Malus 'Arkansas Black’


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-t- Planting Mix
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™ 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
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

12-15 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.


Full Sun


12-16 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:

Dark Red

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

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 Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

Crabapple Trees also make some of the best pollinators for Fruiting Apple Trees. Because they bloom for a long period of time and produce an abundance of pollen that are compatible with most Fruiting Apple Tree varieties.

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Customer Reviews

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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
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
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 year ago
Growing Zone:
We are ordering more.
The tree arrived in good shape. We have only had the tree for a few months and it's already blooming.
May 6, 2017
8 months ago
Healthy fast grower
Nice shape healthy tree
May 17, 2017
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Great tree really healthy !
June 6, 2017
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
Good so far
My arkansas black apple tree has only been in the ground a couple months, but is growing good.
June 18, 2017
8 months ago
The tree is doing well and it's growing in a pot in our back yard. No issues at all and very easy to maintain
September 25, 2017
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
Black apple surprise
The tree arrived in fair condition and needed water immediately. I couldn't plant them immediately so I took them out of the shipping container put in the shade out of the wind AND KEPT THEM WATERED. I was surprised how they responded to be kept in the shade. After a week I was able to plant the trees. The deer defoliated the trees so I have no idea at this point how they will survive. I placed a wire barrier around the tree to keep the deer away. I hope they survive!
June 20, 2017
Independence, OH
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Tree is a little leaf bare at the moment we'll have to see.
Tree is a little leaf bare at the moment we'll have to see. I do hope it makes it through the hot Texas summer.
August 5, 2017
4 months ago
Growing Zone:
All apples fell off... hopefully will see some next year
So far the tree is doing good... thought I'm going to have a couple of apples this year... but they fell off... hopefully I'll see some when tree is more established. Can't really give 5 stars as I don't know how well it makes till next year
May 13, 2017
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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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Why did you choose this? Store
Never had 1 of these. They sound great!
Kelley T on Oct 2, 2017
We are trying to bring a different type of apple to a orchard we are trying to save.
JJ C on Sep 13, 2017
Never had 1 of these. They sound great!
Kelley T on Oct 2, 2017
Looks and sounds interesting
Tina M on Sep 29, 2017
We are trying to bring a different type of apple to a orchard we are trying to save.
JJ C on Sep 13, 2017
I'm very excited to the try this unique variety! It's lovely and is likely to survive our cold short season climate and produce on top of it. I'm hoping to bake lots of apple desserts from this tree some day! I've already received a nice healthy tree from Fast Growing Trees this spring and I'm ready to try one more with confidence
Jennifer R on Aug 8, 2017
the apple look beautiful.
somboon j on Aug 6, 2017
Pollinator to Granny Smith. I like tart apples.
Marquita H on Aug 3, 2017
It is beautiful!! I needed a pollinator for this tree so I also got a Granny Smith. I can't wait to see them together
Jeannie Z on Jul 29, 2017
finally found an apple tree that will bear fruit in my zone so cool i was going to wait to buy a month or so but had to have it now Want to thank Fast Growing for being there when i needed trees when i could not get anywhere else
Neil S on Jul 12, 2017
I live in the Blue Ridge mountains and this tree is said to be hardy. We get some tough winters.
Ron I on Jun 23, 2017
it seemed like an interesting kind of apple!
angie c on Jun 2, 2017
baking apple with moderately sized mature tree
Jennifer V on May 31, 2017
Rates highfor cross pollination with a gala apple. Sweet Chris high producing and cold climate resistant
James O on May 15, 2017
My MIL said she was intrigued by it, and I have wanted to grow apple trees. It looks pretty, and the info I've seen makes me interested in tasting it.
Nicole G on May 12, 2017
Not only was the color appealing, but the potential for making wonderful apple pies was a decision-maker for me. In addition, I prefer to have more original things- things no one else in the neighborhood has.
Rachel P on May 9, 2017
I like the color and it grows in zone 9.
RONALD K on May 7, 2017
I've never seen an apple like this! A fun addition to our new orchard.
Kevin N on Apr 26, 2017
Wanted to try something different and I needed a pollinator for my honeycrisp tree.
harold s on Apr 26, 2017
we need a cross pollinator for our Pink Lady apple tree
David R on Apr 25, 2017
This tree will be planted in sandy soil on 40 acres of deer hunting land. The fruit will be for human and deer consumption.
Mike S on Apr 21, 2017
very different
Daniel R on Apr 12, 2017
I want to plant more unusual apples and not the standard ones.
Linda L on Mar 25, 2017
Cross pollination with Fuji
Brad N on Feb 17, 2017
Something new.
Robert S on Feb 13, 2017
Something new to add to the orchard.
Marc B on Jan 27, 2017
Because I have never seen one before and I love to grow unique fruit
Brian B on Oct 29, 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
Looks and sounds interesting
Tina M on Sep 29, 2017
I'm very excited to the try this unique variety! It's lovely and is likely to survive our cold short season climate and produce on top of it. I'm hoping to bake lots of apple desserts from this tree some day! I've already received a nice healthy tree from Fast Growing Trees this spring and I'm ready to try one more with confidence
Jennifer R on Aug 8, 2017
How long does it take to see fruit?
Giselle A on Oct 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It can take 2-5 years to produce.
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.
Would this be an acceptable variety for an espalier?
Katie W on Jul 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is not a fast growing variety, so if your goal is to cover a flat area quickly, there are definitely other apples that will do that better. But if you just want to grow this as an espalier, you certainly can.
How much space do I need to allow for my Arkansa black and my Pixie Crunch Apple tree?
Kevin H on Mar 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would space them at least 15ft apart.
What crab apple trees will pollinate this tree?
Hannah W on Oct 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Any crabapple will pollinate an apple.

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