APACHE (Thornless) "Patented" This variety is erect and stands up better than most all varieties. Apache has out produced the Arapaho and Navaho in test plots at the University of Arkansas. Fruiting season is just behind the Navaho, around June 23 in zone 6. Fruit of Apache is larger than the Arapaho and Navaho, and flavor is almost as good as the Navaho. No disease problems have been found, and no signs of Orange Rust have been spotted in any of the plantings.It has an excellent fruit Quality, glossy black conical shape fruit. Winter hardiness is very similar to Arapaho and Navaho.