Arkansas Black is a crisp hard juicy sweet apple that does well with a long growing season. Turns an attractive dark reddish purple to black when ripe An Heirloom variety introduced by DeKalb Holt of Arkansass in the 1860s. Late to ripen and a great keeper. Pollinate with another late apple like Newton Pippen. 500-600 chill hours below 45°F. USDA Zones 5-9.