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This grafted apple will give you a tree with excellent disease resistance and an abundance of apples at a very young age. Arkansas black apple has shown extreme resistance to apple scab, cedar apple rust, and fireblight in a no-spray situation. I have seen some powdery mildew in a situation where moisture is excessive, like in a tree tube. I have never had an issue when growing the tree in a fence. It’s an early producing standard-sized apple with a great taste. This tree will begin dropping in late October and continue through November, with a few lingering into December. The main drop here in Pennsylvania occurs in the first three weeks of November. These apples are great for fresh eating out of hand during this time. The apple is crisp, with a great-tasting juicy flavor, and one of my favorites to eat myself. Arkansas Black is a very productive apple tree producing a great apple annually. This tree will reach a mature height of 20’+. Plant Hardiness zones 5-8.
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ARKANSAS BLACK APPLE FOR SALE
The Arkansas Black apple tree for sale is an excellent choice for feeding and attracting deer during November here in Pennsylvania. This grafted apple tree is heavy-producing and very disease resistant. In a no-spray situation, Arkansas black apple has shown extreme Disease resistance to apple scab, cedar apple rust, and fireblight. Arkansas black apple can get some powdery if placed in areas of excessive moisture, like tree tubes. I had never Had an issue when the tree was fenced. Arkansas Black apple originated in the mid-1800S in Benton County, Arkansas. This apple tree is one of the earliest and heaviest producing apple trees available for sale. During years with high insect pressure, the Arkansas Black apple is one you can count on to give you plenty of good-tasting apples! This apple will have an excellent flavor with a crisp crunch during early November, great for fresh eating out of hand. Hardiness zones 5-8
The Arkansas Black apple is made using plant tissue from the original tree and attaching it to the new roots. This process essentially gives you an identical tree to the one you see in the picture and description.
ARKANSAS BLACK APPLE TREE SIZE
2-3′ ( 3/8″ dia.) These trees will have a good root system. They will be whips around 3′ high with a trunk diameter of 3/8″.
3-5′ ( 1/2” dia.) These trees will have a good root system with some possible branching but mainly be whips. They will range in height between 3′ to 5′ with a trunk diameter of around 1/2″.
4-6′ (+ 1/2” dia.) These trees will have an extensive root system and typically have multiple branches, but many will be solid whips. They will range in height between 4′ and 6′ with a 1/2″ to 3/4″ trunk diameter.
Arkansas Black is grafted onto Dolgo roots that are vigorous and essential for this tree. The added vigor from Malus Dolgo roots gives this tree the needed vigor. This Rootstock is an excellent choice for wildlife trees because it produces a full-size 20′ to 30′ tree. Producing a full-size tree for wildlife means much more fruit on a given tree. Malus Dolgo rootstock will develop deep “Real roots,” making Arkansas Black exceptionally well anchored, penetrating well into the subsoil, pulling up lost nutrients, and therefore making Arkansas Black apple very drought tolerant. This makes Malus Dolgo roots an all-around excellent rootstock for wildlife plantings.
This standard-size Rootstock is adaptable to many soil types and conditions, especially when planting in less desirable locations. Therefore, with its full vigor, it can be used in areas that were wooded and are now food plots, reclaimed land, shale mountain soil, dryer uplands, and ridges. Malus Dolgo rootstock will also perform well in improved soil in an orchard-style setting. We are only grafting onto the most vigorous Malus Dolgo roots grown in a given year. When grafting onto the top 30% of seedlings grown, you get a rootstock that is about 40% more vigorous than many clonal stocks used for wildlife trees. Malus dolgo is a crabapple rootstock and is very precocious, with many trees producing very quickly.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR ARKANSAS BLACK APPLE
Plant at least two different apple or crabapple varieties within proximity to the Arkansas Black apple tree for pollination. Grams Gift crabapple, Enterprise apple, or Chestnut crabapple will make Arkansas Black Apple excellent pollinators. Plant your Arkansas Black Apple tree in moist, well-drained soil with a soil pH between 5.8 – 7 with adequate nutrient levels for optimal growth.
If you have not completed a soil test, click here and improve your soil. I would highly recommend doing so. However, if you are not going to, I would recommend mixing 1 ounce for every three sq ft of 0-20-20 granular fertilizer in your soil at the time of planting. The first number tells you a percentage of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen applied directly to the roots of the tree will cause death to your tree. Make sure the first number is zero. Aged compost is also appropriate when applied in the correct amounts.
Nitrogen is very mobile in the soil, and you can apply a small of nitrogen the following year. The 2nd and 3rd numbers are Phosphorus and Potassium. Apply these two nutrients at or well before planting because they are immobile in the soil. They will need mixed in through the soil. We recommend completing a soil test and making amendments for best results. We recommend applying 1 lb of 10-10-10 for every inch of diameter in the spring the following year and each year after planting.
Arkansas Black Apple requires a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight for growth and fruit production. Space trees 20′ apart and use at least 5′ cages to protect your trees. This will ensure your deer eat your fruit in a few years and not your trees this year.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 2 – 8 Spring shipping will begin again in mid-March on Mondays as temperatures in my area allow and continue until the last Monday in April.
Dormant bare root trees need to be planted in the spring while trees in your area are still dormant. You can select your ship date at check out. If you are picking up your trees, typically, the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. Please call or message me to make an appointment to pick your trees up.
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|Dimensions||58 × 2.30 × 2.30 in|
2-3' (3/8'' dia.), 3-5' (1/2'' dia.), 4-6' (+1/2'' dia.)
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