Arkansas Black Apple Tree

$79

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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 October, 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.

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.

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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.

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