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Arkansas Black Apple tree

Owner: Phillip

Location:  Sand Springs, OKLAHOMA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2004
Age of this tree:17 years
Soil:Sandy loam 
Climate at this location:Average last frost in Spring: April 15. Average first frost in fall: October 31.
Pruning:We prune all of our trees every year.
Tree form:Half-standard
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:Not specified
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Cedar-apple rust, scale, apple scab if not sprayed

Owner's comments

We had two Arkansas Black semi-dwarf apple trees, but a tornado in March of 2015 blew the better of the two down. They were both moderately damaged around 2011 when an ice storm hit. Arkansas Black produce some of the best late-maturing apples I know of, keeping well, well into the new year.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

  • 2015

    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft high   
    Scab: Mild attack
    Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Not present
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present
  • 2014

  • 2013

    Harvest: 2nd week October
    Size: 4.5m / 15.0ft high   4.5m / 15.0ft wide
  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009


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