Apple Orchards and Arkansas Black Apple


How beautiful, to have your own orchard at home, knowing where your fruits come from, organic and pesticide free. As you start looking at fruit trees that grow well in your zone, you will see that many are not self pollinating.  If you have the space you can plant an additional tree to have a more bountiful harvest.


A Northwest Arkansas original, the Arkansas Black Apple tree was first cultivated in Bentonville in the late 1800s.  It can be stored for up to 6 months staying flavorful and firm.  In the spring it will have white fragrant flowers and in the apples will be ready to pick around October.  You can pair this apple with Fuji, Gala, Honey-crisp, Pink Lady and Pixie Crunch.  Fast Growing trees recommends growing a crab-apple tree since it releases a lot of pollen.  Standard Apple trees should be spaced about 30 to 35 feet apart while dwarf trees can be 10 feet apart.

But what if you don’t have all of that space?  Are there any self fertile apples trees?  The answer is yes!!  Some self fertile trees include Chestnut Crabapple and Golden Delicious.  For more about self pollinating apple trees go to Stark


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