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Similkameen Nurseries Ltd.

Apple "Kingston Black"

Regular price $41.50 CAD
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Kingston Black

The Definitive English Bittersharp Cider Apple

            [Acid-high; Sugar-medium/high; Tannin-medium]

Cider

Aromatic, Floral, Vintage-worthy

Physical Attributes:
  • Shape: Medium-large conical with ribbing
  • Skin: Streaky red with russeting at the top. Quite dark, sometimes maroon
  • Flesh: Greenish-white, starchy
Flavour:

          Intensely fruity with notes of lychee, dried flowers, cane sugar, and lemon rind. The juice has a marked butterscotch and citrus flavour.

Neat History:

          It is possibly related to Cap of Liberty, but this cultivar was established by Thomas Reynold in Somersetshire, England 1820.

Growing Attributes:
  • Precocity: Late
  • Vigour: Moderate
  • Disease Tolerance: Poor
  • Zone Hardiness: 5 (Map Link)
  • Pollination Group: IV (Chart) (Diploid, Self-Fertile
  • Cropping: Biennial, somewhat light crops
  • Picking Season: Late October-Early November
  • Storage: Short
  • Special Care: Spur-bearing

 

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