Arkansas Black Apples - New York City
Does anyone know where in the NYC area one can buy apples specifically of the Arkansas black variety?
Perhaps a specific farmer's market?
If there's not a place here, where can I buy them on the Internet?
Thanks to anyone who can help!
I've always known them as Arkansas Black Twig. They were my father's favorite. At least one of the stands at Union Square on Saturdays has them. It's the one next to (or near) the information table. They're hard as a rock, and at least the ones I've gotten at that location are rather woody and faintly flavored. That stand also has excellent Jonathans, Winesaps and Macs, but avoid the crosses. For something REALLY hard and sour, try a Greening.
If you are looking for a Black Twig, as KRS calls it, then Locust Grove Orchard carries them. Or at least they did last year during apple season at the W97th Street greenmarket. I had never had them before and they were really good. Very crisp and tart. I haven't seen them yet this year but then apples are really just starting.