Arkansas Black Apple Review
"A Teeth-Shattering Oddity"
This teeth-shattering oddity, boasting a deep red hue that’ll make a dark cherry look like a fluorescent glow stick, will destroy your helpless mouth with every unfortunate bite. A ten out of ten on the Mohs Hardness Scale, this apple would perform admirably as a drill tip in a diamond mine. While true the hardness marginally decreases if left in your refrigerator for a full year, those patient enough to plan lunch into the next decade will be sorely disappointed with a thick-skinned carbuncle that tastes and feels like an uncooked russet potato. Truly despicable.
- FLAVOR PROFILE -
ARKANSAS BLACK BIO
Late Fall – Early Winter
Drill Tip, Cider
Eat These Apples Instead
Arkansas Black Is Better Than
- Eating a Rock
13 thoughts on “Arkansas Black Apple Review”
This apple produced one of the best ciders that I’ve ever sampled, so perhaps it only flourishes after fermentation.
Good intel – I will add that to its description
I have 27 varieties of heirloom apples growing in my orchard. The Arkansas black is phenomenal. It is absolutely delicious but you have to leave it on the tree until the night before the first frost which is mid October for us. It is crisp, sweet, and caramel-like in flavor which increases in storage. It is minimally bothered by bugs or fungus and I recommend it to all of my friends. I am not sure what happened to the one you tasted.
Wow your orchard sounds awesome! I’ve tried many Arkansas Black apples before and have had similar experiences each time. Maybe you have a particularly fresh, well-attuned growing climate for this apple but I have to rely on what is available to the public, and this has been my experience so far.
This is legitemetly the best apple I have ever tasted in my life. My mommy let me eat it last day. Before tomorrow. Juicy and dry. Tart and sweet. Yummy and yummy yes sir.
Was just browsing the web, looking for recipes to preserve the bushel of Arkansas Black apples we just picked today, happily munching on one that fell and had a hole in it. Imagine my surprise to see that I was really eating a bitter drill bit, because my mouth tells me different. These are delicious even though they haven’t finished ripening in storage yet. According to my grandson, they also make the best pie ” in the world”. I’m in northern Michigan, and this is the first year we’ve harvested more than a few. I am looking forward to many years of having this black beauty in my winter dessert line up.
I can see them working in a pie!
The first thing I looked for on this site was where these bad boys were. Never had a worse apple. Mealy and unpleasant. I know branding is 0/10 here but they must have some serious lobbying power somewhere to still exist instead of going to Apple Purgatory
You said it!
No truer words have been said. Just a garbage Apple, was so excited to try it at first though. Complete let down.
THIS IS ALL TRUE BUT IM STILL ANGRY
I’ve never tried this apple, but since my baby woke up from me laughing at this review, I fucking hate it.