Our state’s oldest heirloom (ca. 1835) and a darn good one! Arkansaw, for all intents and purposes, is identical to another, even older heirloom, Mammoth Black Twig. Arkansaw is an all-purpose apple, boasting sugars, acids, and tannins, making it perfect for cooking and cider. Often confused with Arkansas Black, Arkansaw is more productive, more reliable and better flavored (to my taste). Probably the only way it’s not superior to Arkansas Black is appearance. It is resistant to all diseases, including the fruit rots! It ripens late in the season–some apples are often still hanging in November. Available only on standard rootstock (sold out of semi-dwarf).