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Tree comparisons



Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab

Apple trees
Honeycrisp

Apple trees
Golden Russet

Cider apple trees
Harrison

Cider apple trees
Kingston Black

Wickson crab is a popular crab apple variety which is also useful in cider blends.Honeycrisp is a cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.Harrison is a traditional American cider apple, noted for its excellent juice quality.Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
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Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Apple trees
Golden Russet
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Picking seasonLate
Late
Late
Late
Very late
UsesJuice
Hard cider
Eating fresh
Eating fresh
Cooking
Juice
Hard cider
Juice
Hard cider
Hard cider
CroppingHeavy
Good
Good
Good
Light
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
3 months or more
3 months or more
2-3 weeks
2-3 weeks
Flavor style (apples)Sweeter
Sweeter
Cooking resultKeeps shape
Juice styleBittersweet (cider)
Bittersharp (cider)
Fruit persistencePersistent
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
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Growing


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Apple trees
Golden Russet
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Gardening skillAverage
Suitable for beginners
Average
Average
Some needed
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Pollination group2
4
2
3
5
Pollinating othersGood
Average
Average
Average
Average
PloidyDiploid
Diploid
Diploid
Diploid
Diploid
VigourVigorous
Weak growing
Vigorous
Average vigour
Average vigour
PrecocityPrecocious
Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularityRegular
Regular
Regular
Regular
Regular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Tip-bearer
Spur-bearer
Spur-bearer
Organic cultureSuitable
Not-suitable
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Disease resistance


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Apple trees
Golden Russet
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
General resistanceGood
Average
Average
Poor
CankerSome susceptibility
ScabSome susceptibility
Very resistant
Some resistance
Some resistance
Some susceptibility
MildewSome susceptibility
FireblightSome resistance
Cedar apple rustSome susceptibility
Some susceptibility
Some susceptibility
Some susceptibility
Bitter pitSome susceptibility
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Climate


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Apple trees
Golden Russet
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
(3) -40F / -40C
(4) -30F / -34C
(5) -20F / -29C
(6) -10F / -23C
(7) 0F / -18C
(8) 10F / -12C
(9) 20F / -7C
(10) 30F / -1C
(4) -30F / -34C
(5) -20F / -29C
(5) -20F / -29C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Hot (>30C / 86F)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Hot (>30C / 86F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
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Identification


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Apple trees
Golden Russet
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Country of originUnited States
United States
United States
United Kingdom
Period of origin1950 - 1999
1800 - 1849
1750 - 1799
1850 - 1899
Fruit colorOrange / Red
Orange / Red
Russet
Russet
Yellow
Crimson
Fruit sizeLarge
Average
AwardsSlow Food - Ark of Taste
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