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Kingston Black

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Kingston Black

Parentage (unknown), Kingston, England 1800s

Fruit: Bittersharp (high acid & high tannin)

Uses: juice, hard cider

Flowering: mid         

Tree: slow

Ploidy: diploid

Zones: 3

Pollination partners: black oxford, dabinett, goldrush, stoke red

Disease resistance: good  Crop: light   Pick: late   Storage quality: good

 

History: Prob arose village of Kingston, nr Taunton, Somerset in mid-late C19th. Dark maroon flushed, small. Produces full bodied cider with distinctive flavour. Popularised early 1900s and widely planted in west country, but declined due to susceptible to canker, scab and poor crops. F m. T2. H e-Nov. Morgan, Joan (2013-06-06). The New Book Of Apples (Kindle Locations 10857-10859). Ebury Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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