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Kingston Black cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Kingston Black
Kingston Black is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

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.

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Kingston Black organic cider apple trees - graft to order

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock 24.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock 24.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 3Maidentree on MM111 rootstock 24.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years) Custom graft
  • 4Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock 24.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Custom graft
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Kingston Black characteristics

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Picking periodearly November
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • CroppingLight
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Disease resistancePoor
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • CankerSome susceptibility
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourCrimson
  • Fruit sizeAverage