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Tree comparisons



Apple trees
Golden Russet

Apple trees
Honeycrisp

Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling

Apple trees
Roxbury Russet

Cider apple trees
Kingston Black

Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.Honeycrisp is a cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.Bramley is the essential English cooking and sharp cider apple, famous for its rich tangy acidity.Roxbury Russet is probably the oldest apple variety originating from North America.Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
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Apple trees
Golden Russet
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Apple trees
Roxbury Russet
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Picking seasonLate
Late
Late
Late
Very late
UsesEating fresh
Cooking
Juice
Hard cider
Eating fresh
Cooking
Juice
Hard cider
Traditional cooker
Eating fresh
Cooking
Juice
Hard cider
Hard cider
CroppingGood
Good
Heavy
Good
Light
Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
3 months or more
3 months or more
3 months or more
2-3 weeks
Flavor style (apples)Sweeter
Sweeter
Sweeter
Cooking resultKeeps shape
Puree
Juice styleSharper
Bittersharp (cider)
Juice colorPale yellow
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
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Growing


Apple trees
Golden Russet
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Apple trees
Roxbury Russet
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
3
4
5
Pollinating othersAverage
Average
Poor
Poor
Average
PloidyDiploid
Diploid
Triploid
Triploid
Diploid
VigourVigorous
Weak growing
Slightly large
Very vigorous
Vigorous
Average vigour
PrecocityPrecocious
Precocious
Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularityRegular
Regular
Regular
Regular
Regular
Fruit bearingTip-bearer
Spur-bearer
Partial tip-bearer
Partial tip-bearer
Spur-bearer
Organic cultureSuitable
Not-suitable
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Disease resistance


Apple trees
Golden Russet
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Apple trees
Roxbury Russet
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
General resistanceAverage
Good
Average
Poor
CankerSome susceptibility
ScabSome resistance
Very resistant
Very resistant
Very resistant
Some susceptibility
MildewSome susceptibility
Some resistance
FireblightSome resistance
Some resistance
Very resistant
Cedar apple rustSome susceptibility
Some susceptibility
Some resistance
Very resistant
Some susceptibility
Bitter pitSome susceptibility
Some susceptibility
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Climate


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


Apple trees
Golden Russet
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Apple trees
Roxbury Russet
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Country of originUnited States
United States
United Kingdom
United States
United Kingdom
Period of origin1800 - 1849
1950 - 1999
1800 - 1849
1600 - 1649
1850 - 1899
Fruit colorRusset
Orange / Red
Green / Red
Russet
Crimson
Fruit sizeLarge
Average
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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