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Kingston Black Bitter-Sharp Hard Cidre Apple
Malus domestica 'Kingston Black'
Kingston Black(Bitter-sharp hard cidre) Apple on Dwarf (Geneva 222) Root-2 Year Extra Large grade (Bench Graft)
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Kingston Black is one of the few English Cidre apples that can be used for singel-variety cidre. It has a good sugar content with a bitter sharp flavor class. It has a distinctive flavor all its own. The fruit is medium sized, round with a dark crimson-purple color over a yellowish-orange background color. The tree is vigorous, but is considered a more challenging variety to grow, requiring careful pruning. It ripens from mid-Sept to mid-Oct.
Alternate Name: Kingston
Kingston Black is one of only three cidre varieties that was used in England for single-variety cidre. It originated around 1820 in Britain.