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Kingston Black Apple

Malus domestica
The most popular of the cider apples.

Origin: Somerset UK 1900

Pollination:  Kingston Black is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Kingston Black Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.00
M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price* Sold out £21.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.00
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden 2019/20 £17.00

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




Main characteristics of Kingston Black

Use Cider
Colour Red
Flavour Bittersharp
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Early Nov
Season of use  Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Disease resistance  Canker: Susceptible
Scab: Susceptible
Special features Good for Cider

Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners