Apple - Kingston Black

£25.00 - £38.00
Ready to pick: 
Use fruit: 
Group C (self-sterile)
Botanic Name: 
Malus domestica 'Kingston Black'
Somerset,UK (Pre.1873)
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Vintage 19th century cider variety from the village of Kingston near Taunton where it is locally known as Black Taunton. Small dark maroon-flushed apples produce a superb full bodied cider. Kingston Black has somewhat legendary status amongst cider makers. Its bittersharp juice is of the highest quality, with well balanced tannin and acidity contributing to a full-bodied, distinctive single variety cider. However, it is not the easiest tree to grow; cropping can be shy and it can be prone to scab and canker in the wetter parts of the country.

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