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Year twelve of this Black Apple tree

 
Rick Larson
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Location: Manitowoc WI USA Zone 5
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Last year we got our first taste of this nicely sweetened smooth apple, as it gave up 7-8 apples (I didn't log the number). So this year it gave us the first storable number of apples, even after having culled the smaller apples within reach. These apples have a waxy skin and I think that is why there are so few worms on them...

 
Jim Porter
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Those are some nice-looking apples, especially for not spraying! How do they taste? What is the taste like for the Arkansas Black?
 
Rick Larson
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The skin is very thick and waxy, it is almost like one needs to scrub the grease off of it. Wait, let me go get one and describe it in real time.

Greasy thick skin that has the slightest raw chlorophyll-like taste, the skin needs extra chewing. Yellow flesh with medium juice content, medium sweetness, but with no bite the sweet apple flavor lingers a long time. Taking a huge bite, the flesh is imbued with a bubbly popping much like a carbonated drink.

I am happy I took a chance on this Zone 6 tree. And the apples do have some black skin as advertised!
 
Calvin Mars
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There's a neat old dude that sells them in the market I frequent. He has folks that seek him out as they have a hankering for this type of apple. They seem like they would be super awesome to cook with. They're good keepers too. I enjoy them. They're ever so slightly on the wild side. They're almost like cider apples that are good to eat. I visit an Arkansas black tree once a year that is loaded up with large apples. It's a fine tree.
 
mexico rosel
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I have to ask -- how'd you manage to shoot your video so smooth!? Is it in-camera stabilisation, some sort of glidecam-esque tripod... or something else? Off-topic, I know, and I apologise. Back on topic - those apples do look tasty (and your description was awesome).
 
Rick Larson
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mexico rosel wrote:I have to ask -- how'd you manage to shoot your video so smooth!? Is it in-camera stabilisation, some sort of glidecam-esque tripod... or something else? Off-topic, I know, and I apologise. Back on topic - those apples do look tasty (and your description was awesome).


Thanks. I got lucky and won an Ebay auction offering two used cameras, plus a boat load of accessories. I am still learning the capabilities.

Link to camera brand: http://www.techtilt.com/2010/11/04/panasonic-hdc-hs700-full-hd-camcorder-review/
 
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