Aport Orient

Origin, Russia. One of the best of the Alexander type.

Fruit large, oblong, regular, slightly tapering; surface greenish yellow, mostly covered with rather dull mixed red, with dark crimson stripes and splashes; cavity acute, narrow, wavy, russeted; stem short; basin abrupt, wavy; calyx open, large. Core half open, meeting; tube conical, very small and short; stamens basal; flesh yellow, coarse-grained, mild subacid, fair. August.

Arctic

Origin, Cape Vincent, New York; tree a strong, upright grower and early bearer.

Fruit large, regular, roundish oblate, often distinctly angular, or live-sided in large specimens; surface dark solid red, obscurely marbled and mixed, a little yellow ground-color on shady side, with delicate bloom; dots distinct, few, gray; cavity regular, wide, obtuse, with some radiating green or russet; stem short, stout; basin rather shallow, abrupt, somewhat irregular; calyx closed; segments flat convergent. Core small, closed; cells ovate, slit; tube funnel-shaped; stamens basal; seeds plump; flesh yellow, firm, moderately juicy, crisp, mild subacid, good. Midwinter.

Arkansas (Arkansaw, Mammoth Black Tung)

Origin, the Wm. Crawford farm, Rhea's Mill, Arkansas, from seeds planted in 1833 or 1834. The true Paragon originated in Tennessee, and for a time the two varieties were thought to be identical.

Apple Variety: Arkansas

Arkansas.

Fruit large, very regular, roundish, conical; surface greenish yellow, mostly covered with solid dark to black red on sunny side; dots distinct, numerous, mostly minute, whitish; cavity regular, obtuse, large stellate russet patch; stem very short; basin shallow, nearly smooth; calyx closed; segments connivent. Coreclasping, half open; cells obovate, slit; tube funnel-shaped; stamens marginal; seeds rather few, short, plump; flesh yellow with yellow veinings, firm, juicy, subacid, very good. Winter. The cut is of an undersized specimen, but typical as to shape.

Arkansas Beauty

Origin, Arkansas. A showy fruit; specimens from Iowa somewhat higher colored than Southern specimens.

Fruit large, regular, roundish oblate; surface yellow mostly, or entirely covered with rather dull red stripes and splashes; dots obscure, numerous, very minute, brown; cavity obtuse, regular, with some stellate russet; stem long, slender; basin smooth, abrupt, medium deep; calyx closed; segments erect convergent. Core wide open, abaxile; cells ovate, slit, with much cellular exudate; tube conical; stamens median; seeds many, rounded, plump, short, rather small; flesh, yellow, fine-grained, very juicy, tender, pleasant, spicy subacid; quality very good to excellent. Winter.

Arkansas Belle

Origin, Rhea, Arkansas. Resembles Gano closely in tree and fruit and may prove identical with it.

Arkansas Black

Origin, Benton County, Arkansas. Considered promising by some, but recently has proven too shy a bearer for profit. Tree of upright growth, wood dark.

Fruit medium, round; surface smooth, solid dark red to black; cavity regular, small to medium; basin shallow; flesh yellow, finegrained, juicy; quality very good. Season, winter.