Arkansas Black apples are heirloom apples known for their exquisite flavor. They are thought to be a descendant of the Winesap apple.
With striking ebony-red skin and dense ivory flesh, Arkansas Black apples are firm with smooth skin that has a naturally waxy feel. It’s hard to find an apple that has more flavor. With strong cherry notes, the Arkansas Black starts out crisp and tart-sweet, and slowly reveals hints of cinnamon, vanilla, coriander, and occasionally even a touch of anise. The complexity of this apple’s tart-sweet flavor actually develops more the longer it is off the tree. The ones with the darkest skin will provide the most interesting eating experience.