Malus domestica Kingston Black - Kingston Black Bitter-Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Kingston Black Bitter-Sharp Hard Cidre Apple

Malus domestica 'Kingston Black'

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.

Height: 15-18
Spread: 15-18
Zone: 4-6
Color: Bright red

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