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Kingston Black cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Kingston Black
Kingston Black is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
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Kingston Black cider apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR12-year bare-root tree M116 rootstock £40.25
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £29.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree MM111 rootstock £29.50
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  • BR41-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £30.00
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
  • BR52-year (1.75m) bare-root tree M25 rootstock £41.00
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Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Kingston Black is one of the definitive English cider apple varieties and produces a high quality bittersharp juice.

It is one of the few cider varieties where the juice is sufficiently balanced to make a single-varietal cider.

Note that Kingston Black cannot be eaten fresh - it is grown solely for juice / cider use.

History

Takes its name from the the town of Kingston near Taunton in Somerset, the main cider-growing area of the UK. Thought to have arisen in the 19th century.

Kingston Black characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking monthNovember
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • CroppingLight
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Juice styleBittersharp (cider)

Problems

  • Disease resistancePoor
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • CankerSome susceptibility

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourCrimson
  • Fruit sizeAverage

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