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Arkansas

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Triploid. Originated near Rhea Mills, Arkansas, U.S.A. from seed sown in about 1833. Introduced in about 1868. Fruits have firm, cream flesh with a subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Arkansaw, Mammoth Black Twig
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Winesap x Unknown

Accession No.
1955 - 093

  

Accession name
Arkansas
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
63.95 mm 1
Width
76.39 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register