Kingston Black Cider Apple
Malus domestica 'Kingston Black'
Classified as a 'bittersharp' apple, the English consider it to be the standard cultivar for making a high-quality, single variety cider. A good harvest of medium-size, dark red apples; ripens early October. Don't eat it; cider it!
The mid-late bloom makes it a good pollinizer for most every apple except the earliest blooming cultivars. May have less tannins in warmer growing regions. High chill: 1000+ hours for best production. Tree tends to remain smaller and exhibits mild vigor.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Grow Height: 13' (Semi-Dwarf)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: October
Pollination: Needs a Pollinizer
Semi-Dwarf Rootstock: MM106
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