Malus pumila &
Malus pumila &
Malus pumila &

Arkansas Black Apple

Malus pumila 'Arkansas Black'

Regular price$42.89
  • We currently have 0 in stock.
  • Inventory on the way
  • Guaranteed locally grown
  • Delivery ONLY to Metro Atlanta & Athens within 5-7 business days
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee
           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this tree yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for do it yourself installations. These small sizes do not require any offloading equipment!
Trees that are sized by height or caliper are delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap. They require heavy equipment to install. We recommend working with a contractor for installation! They can also provide the equipment necessary for offloading the tree upon delivery. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor has equipment ready upon your trees arrival! OR check the box below for ServeScape to provide offloading equipment for an additional fee.

Arkansas Black Apple is a fruit producing deciduous tree with a wonderful spring flower display and excellent flavor after storage.  Lightly fragrant pinkish-white to coat the branches in spring before the foliage comes in attracting butterflies.  Arkansas Black has small to medium fruits with thick skin that is a deep crimson to near black that shouldn't be eaten fresh from the tree but left in storage to bring out the best of its flavor.  Patience will reward one with a mellow sweet-tangy flavor with hints of vanilla, honey, cinnamon, almond, and coriander.  Best fruiting in full sun with deep, slightly acidic, well-drained soil.  Arkansas Black has a 800-1500 hour chill requirement for best yields. 




15' - 25'


15’ - 25'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8


Full Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS: High Maintenance.  Water Regularly.  Potential issues include apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight, leaf spot and and powdery mildew.  Possible pests are aphids, maggots, boreres, and spider mites.  Most commercially available Apples are grafted onto their rootstock, resulting in dwarf (8-10ft), Semi-dwarf (12-15ft) or standard tree heights all with full sized fruits.  Ask the provider the rootstock classification for estimated size. Dwarf stock is easier to maintain and produces fruit at an earlier age.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife Gardens, Shade Tree, Edible Garden, and Container.

COMPANION PLANTS: Apple, Shasta Daisy, Bugleweed

IMAGES: Forest & Kim StarrStarr-160103-3379-Malus pumila-Arkansas Black fruit-Piiholo-Maui (26673327260)CC BY 3.0 US, (2) Gphoto, Arkansas Black apples (cropped)CC BY-SA 3.0, (3) I, Arkansas Black AppleCC BY-SA 4.0

* As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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