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Fruit tree comparison - Kingston Black
Cider apple trees

Kingston Black

Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Light
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Precocity? Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Very late
Flavour quality? Very good
Juice style Bittersharp (cider)

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Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1850 - 1899
Fruit colour Crimson
Leaf colour Green