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Arkansas Black Apple

A deep red fragrant apple, with one side a red so deep it's almost purple or black. The yellow flesh is firm and crisp.

Cooking Tips

Good for cider and cooking, include pies and baking. Makes good applesauce. You can also eat it fresh, if you like a tart apple.

Storage Hints

Keeps well, about 6 months in cold storage.

History Notes

Possibly an offshoot of Winesap apples.

Originated in Arkansas about 1870 in Benton County by a De Kalb Holt, whose brother Earl owned a nursery. (Arkansas Apple Festival Committee. History of the Apple in Lincoln. Retrieved April 2008 from: http://www.arkansasapplefestival.org/history-apple.htm.)

See also:

Sauce Apples

Alexander Apples; Almata Apples; Arkansas Black Apple; Arthur Turner Apples; Ashmead's Kernel; Astrachan Apples; Ballyfatten Apple; Ben Davis Apples; Blenheim Orange Apple; Braeburn Apple; Cameo Apples; Crawley Beauty Apples; Crimson Beauty Apples; Criterion Apple; Dakota Gold Apples; Early Harvest Apples; Early Red Bird; Elstar Apple; Fallawater Apples; Freedom Apples; Gloria Mundi Apples; Golden Delicious Apples; Golden Noble Apples; Golden Sweet Apples; Goodland Apples; Gravenstein Apples; Grenadier Apples; King's Acre Pippin Apples; Liberty Apples; Lodi Apple; Lubsk Queen Apples; Mantet Apples; Monarch Apples; Nittany Apples; Orin Apples; Parmer Apples; Paula Red Apple; Peasgood Nonsuch Apples; Pettingill Apples; Pink Lady Apple; Pink Pearl Apples; Rhode Island Greening Apples; Rusty Coat Apples; Sauce Apples; Sayaka Apples; Skinner's Seedling Apples; Spartan Apples; Sweet Sixteen Apples; Tydeman's Red Apples; Wagener Apple; Westfield Seek-No-Further Apple; Winesap Apples; Winter Red Flesh Apples; Wolf River Apples; Yellow Bellflower Apples; Yellow Transparent Apples; York Imperial Apple; Zestar Apples

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Oulton, Randal. "Arkansas Black Apple." CooksInfo.com. Published 20 March 2004; revised 24 April 2008. Web. Accessed 03/17/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/arkansas-black-apple>.

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