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Arkansas Black Apple Tree CareView Full Planting & Care Instructions
Sunlight Arkansas Black Apples thrive in full sun, so make sure you plant in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.
Watering Water regularly each week when the soil gets dry 2-3 inches down. Make sure to water more often if the tree is potted or there is a period of drought.
Fertilizing Follow label instructions on an apple-specific fertilizer, usually applying several times from April until August.
The Baker's Favorite Apple
Why Arkansas Black Apple Trees?
Its unique, dark red-purple apples are filled with delicious tart and sweet flavors that are irresistible. Once you bite into a crisp Arkansas Black Apple you’ll know why it’s the baker’s favorite apple: Their sharp flavor has a sweet aftertaste with nodes of sugar and cinnamon.
And you’ll get a good number of apples each season – juicy, robust apples that emerge after only one year and can be stored for months. Best of all, your Black Arkansas Apples will be ready for harvest around November, just in time for cider season. Plus, planting, growing and harvesting your Arkansas Black Apples is easy - though you will need two different Apple varieties planted nearby (or one self-fertile variety like the Gala or Granny Smith), the entire process couldn't be simpler.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
But the top benefit is our Arkansas Black Apple’s strong start. Because we’ve grafted, grown and trained our Arkansas for more branching and better results, you get consistency in size, color and taste, year after year. We’ve done the extra work (and nurtured your tree for months) so that you get guaranteed performance.
Don’t hesitate to order your own, one-of-a-kind Arkansas Black Apple Trees – these popular varieties sell out quickly. Get your Arkansas Black today!
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...
Planting & Care
1. Planting: For best results, choose a location with well-draining soil and full sun (6 hours of sunlight per day). When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that's twice the width of the root ball and just as deep. Then, place your tree, back fill the soil and tamp down to eliminate air pockets. Finally, mulch to preserve moisture and water to settle the roots.
Keep in mind that the Arkansas Black will need two different Apple varieties nearby to pollination, or one different self-fertile Apple Tree (like the Gala or Granny Smith) planted nearby.
2. Watering: Your Arkansas Black Apple will benefit from a regular watering each week. You may need to water more often in times of extreme heat or drought. If you're not sure when to water, simply check the soil down to about 2 or 3 inches. If it's dry here, it's time to water.
3. Pruning: Once your tree has become established and is starting to bear fruit, it will need some periodic, moderate pruning. Only prune the tree during times of dormancy, making sure to remove any vigorous, upright stems, as well as weak, damaged or dead branches.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $149||$19.95|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||12-15 ft.|
|Mature Width:||8-10 ft.|
|Year to Bear:||Can Fruit the 1st Year!|
|Botanical Name:||Malus pumila 'Arkansas Black|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ, CA, ID, OR, WA|
|Grows Well In Zones:||4-9 outdoors|
|Your Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors(hardy down to -30℉)
Customer Reviews & Photos
Loved the fact the trees didn't come bareroot, but had dirt and woodchips around a healthy root ball. And despite having ordered them at the very end of the season, both trees have good form. Hope to order a couple more apple trees next year.
Would definitely recommend buying from Fast Growing Trees. Ordered the Arkansas Black Apply tree to add to my orchard and it showed up in perfect health, ready to plant. 2 weeks later it even has 3 flowers on it! Will buy from again for sure!
Great Apple Tree
We are delighted with our experience purchasing this little tree and can’t wait to sample its apples.
Black Arkansas apple tree
This tree cam with blossoms on, it was beautiful and very healthy and well packaged