They're here! The best apples in the entire world.
I just bought some great Arkansas Black apples (dark, dark, almost black red color) at Market Hall Produce. I haven't been to the Bowl in a week or so and not to Monterey in 2 weeks so I don't know if they have them as well.
When AB's are in season, I average 3 a day. I have no idea if they're good in baking...I never have the chance to try because I wolf them down as soon as I get in the car to go home from the market.