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Best apple trees for Arkansas

Posted by abunari 8 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 20, 14 at 18:13

I live in central Arkansas and was wondering if anyone in this area has experience growing apple trees, what are the best varieties for the area?

Thank you


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RE: Best apple trees for Arkansas

This may sound cheesy buuuuuut Arkansas black apple. I live in north Louisiana & have 3 of them (one died from the drought last year). Mine are the dwarf variety. It is by far my favorite apple. Ever. They are prone to nibbles from deer. I almost lost a young one because of that.


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RE: Best apple trees for Arkansas

I suggest checking out the heirloom varieties at www,bighorsecreekfarm.com They specialize in southern heirlooms divided in to wam weather and cool weather varieties. Arkansas Black is a keeper best stored in your fridge for 50-60 days and then eaten. I have a 2 year old whip of one of its seedlings (king David) and a 1 yr old Arkansas Black whip, among others, I also suggest a book called old Southern Apples by Lee Calhoun for an excellent education in southern Apple varieties.


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