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Semi-Dwarf on M-111 rootstock.
Chill hours: 800
Harvest: October 5 - October 25
Looks: Large, apples with unique dark red skin.
Personality: Very crisp flesh, the sharp flavor improves with age.
Facts of note: Favorite in colder regions. Arkansas Black Spur is a wonderful late season apple that will keep many months. These apples are an excellent variety for cider or for fresh eating through the winter. The fruit retains high quality even with warm nights. This variety was developed in Arkansas in the mid 1800s.
Pollination: Partially self-fruitful, does much better with pollenizer. Golden Delicious and Granny Smith work well.
Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally cross-fertile, which means that the variety is not pollinated by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 3rd year.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.