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Cider apple trees
Kingston Black

Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
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Using


Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Picking seasonVery late
CroppingLight
Keeping2-3 weeks
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Useful forHard cider
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Growing


Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Gardening skillExperienced
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group4
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourAverage vigour
PrecocitySlow to start bearing
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Problems


Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Disease resistancePoor
CankerSome susceptibility
ScabSome susceptibility
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Climate


Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Climate typeTemperate climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
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Identification


Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Fruit colourCrimson
Fruit sizeAverage
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