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Tree comparisons



Apple trees
GoldRush

Cider apple trees
Harrison

Cider apple trees
Kingston Black

Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling

Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab

GoldRush is a modern disease-resistant apple, like Golden Delicious but with a better tart/sweet balance. It is also one of the best new hard-cider varieties.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.Bramley is the essential English cooking and sharp cider apple, famous for its rich tangy acidity.Wickson crab is a popular crab apple variety which is also useful in cider blends.
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Apple trees
GoldRush
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Picking seasonVery late
Late
Very late
Late
Late
UsesEating fresh
Cooking
Hard cider
Juice
Hard cider
Hard cider
Cooking
Juice
Hard cider
Traditional cooker
Juice
Hard cider
CroppingHeavy
Good
Light
Heavy
Heavy
Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
2-3 weeks
2-3 weeks
3 months or more
2-3 weeks
Flavor style (apples)Sweeter
Cooking resultPuree
Juice styleBittersweet (cider)
Bittersharp (cider)
Sharper
Juice colorPale yellow
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
Persistent
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Growing


Apple trees
GoldRush
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
Average
Some needed
Average
Average
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Pollination group4
3
5
3
2
Pollinating othersAverage
Average
Average
Poor
Good
PloidyDiploid
Diploid
Diploid
Triploid
Diploid
VigourAverage vigour
Average vigour
Average vigour
Slightly large
Very vigorous
Vigorous
PrecocitySlow to start bearing
Precocious
Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
Regular
Regular
Regular
Regular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Spur-bearer
Spur-bearer
Partial tip-bearer
Organic cultureSuitable
Not-suitable
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Disease resistance


Apple trees
GoldRush
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
General resistanceGood
Average
Poor
CankerSome susceptibility
ScabVery resistant
Some resistance
Some susceptibility
Very resistant
Some susceptibility
MildewVery resistant
Some resistance
FireblightSome resistance
Some resistance
Cedar apple rustSome susceptibility
Some susceptibility
Some resistance
Some susceptibility
Bitter pitSome susceptibility
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Climate


Apple trees
GoldRush
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
(5) -20F / -29C
(5) -20F / -29C
(4) -30F / -34C
(5) -20F / -29C
(6) -10F / -23C
(7) 0F / -18C
(8) 10F / -12C
(9) 20F / -7C
(10) 30F / -1C
(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)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
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)
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Identification


Apple trees
GoldRush
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Country of originUnited States
United States
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Period of origin1950 - 1999
1750 - 1799
1850 - 1899
1800 - 1849
Fruit colorYellow / Orange
Russet
Yellow
Crimson
Green / Red
Orange / Red
Fruit sizeLarge
Average
Large
AwardsSlow Food - Ark of Taste
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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