Really dark burgundy red skin with bright white flesh
This apple goes just a hair past crunchy and crispy and jumps right in to hard. Has dense flesh with medium juice.
On the moderately tart side but with great balancing sweet notes.
OVERALL Overall Rating:
I really like this apple. It has a rich, complicated, tart and sweet flavor that makes most other apples seem shallow in comparison. Though some might balk at it, I love how hard it is and that it is not overly juicy. Not five minutes after I tasted this one I was eating it in thin slices on top of melted cheddar cheese and toast. To die for. In fact, why am I typing and not eating that. Why? Will remedy that now.
Oak Glen, CA
I found these apples a few weeks ago when I passed a sign on the side of the road in Oak Glen that said “Arkansas Blaks”. Lucky for me the woman was a better farmer than she was a speller. In other interesting news, this apple originated in Bentonville, Arkansas, which also just happens to be the home of Walmart, so perhaps that connection explains some things.