Arkansas Black

Sweet Tart

Arkansas Black is a crisp, tart, conical apple with a dark peel and pale yellow flesh. It is widely used for baking, processing and cider making. Look for Arkansas Black in late October. This multipurpose apple is an excellent keeper, and it is natural for its skin to darken in storage.

Discovered: 1842 Northwest Arkansas

Parentage: Winesap x Unknown

Harvest: Late Season


Arkansas Black probably developed from the Winesap in 1870 in Bentonville, Arkansas.