Kingston Black Cider Apple


Kingston Black Cider Apple

Malus spp. Fall. Vintage bittersharp cider apple. Parentage unknown. Somerset, England, early 19th century.

High in tannin and acidity. (SG 1.061, acidity 5.8g/L, tannin 1.9g/L) Produces full-bodied vintage cider with a nice blend of acid, tannins and sugar.

One of the noteworthy varieties that makes a high-quality single variety hard cider, but is also good in a blend. We’ve become fans of Farnum Hill Cider’s tasty Kingston Black varietal. Now we make it ourselves. Also makes superb fresh cider. Even the fresh juice is a deep rich dark color.

Medium-sized conical beautiful rich red fruit is mottled with red russet and deeper shades of maroon. Fairly decent fresh eating. The tree is a reliable bearer, but is gangly and needs careful pruning. Blooms midseason. Z4. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3–6' bare-root trees; semi-dwarf: 2½–5' bare-root trees; dwarf: 2–5' bare-root trees)

207 Kingston Black
Item Discounted
207 A: on standard stock, 1 for $38.50
Ordering closed for the season
207 C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $38.50
Ordering closed for the season
207 D: on Bud 9 dwarfing stock, 1 for $38.50
Ordering closed for the season
** Small & Light shipping applies if you order only items with stock numbers beginning with "L".
Click here for a complete list of qualifying items.

Additional Information


All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

For more info: