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Tree comparisons



Cider apple trees
Kingston Black

Apple trees
Sundance

Apple trees
Liberty

Apple trees
GoldRush

Apple trees
Honeycrisp

Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.A high-quality late-season eating apple, with excellent flavor and disease-resistant qualities.Liberty is a popular disease-resistant apple, large crops of bright red apples, similar to McIntosh.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.Honeycrisp is a cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
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Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Apple trees
Sundance
Apple trees
Liberty
Apple trees
GoldRush
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Picking seasonVery late
Late
Late
Very late
Late
UsesHard cider
Eating fresh
Eating fresh
Juice
Eating fresh
Cooking
Hard cider
Eating fresh
CroppingLight
Good
Heavy
Heavy
Good
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
3 months or more
1-2 months
3 months or more
3 months or more
Flavor style (apples)Sharper
Vinous
Sweeter
Sweeter
Juice styleBittersharp (cider)
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Ripens over a period
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
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Growing


Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Apple trees
Sundance
Apple trees
Liberty
Apple trees
GoldRush
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Gardening skillSome needed
Average
Suitable for beginners
Suitable for beginners
Suitable for beginners
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Pollination group5
4
2
4
4
Pollinating othersAverage
Average
Poor
Average
Average
PloidyDiploid
Diploid
Triploid
Diploid
Diploid
VigourAverage vigour
Average vigour
Vigorous
Average vigour
Weak growing
PrecocitySlow to start bearing
Precocious
Bearing regularityRegular
Biennial tendency
Regular
Biennial tendency
Regular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Spur-bearer
Spur-bearer
Spur-bearer
Spur-bearer
Organic cultureNot-suitable
Suitable
Suitable
Suitable
Suitable
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Disease resistance


Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Apple trees
Sundance
Apple trees
Liberty
Apple trees
GoldRush
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
General resistancePoor
Good
Good
Good
Good
CankerSome susceptibility
ScabSome susceptibility
Very resistant
Very resistant
Very resistant
Very resistant
MildewSome resistance
Some resistance
Very resistant
Some susceptibility
FireblightVery resistant
Some resistance
Some resistance
Some resistance
Cedar apple rustSome susceptibility
Very resistant
Very resistant
Some susceptibility
Some susceptibility
Bitter pitSome susceptibility
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Climate


Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Apple trees
Sundance
Apple trees
Liberty
Apple trees
GoldRush
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
(5) -20F / -29C
(4) -30F / -34C
(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
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Cool ( 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)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Hot (>30C / 86F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
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Identification


Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Apple trees
Sundance
Apple trees
Liberty
Apple trees
GoldRush
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Country of originUnited Kingdom
United States
United States
United States
United States
Period of origin1850 - 1899
1950 - 1999
1950 - 1999
1950 - 1999
1950 - 1999
Fruit colorCrimson
Green / Yellow
Crimson
Yellow / Orange
Orange / Red
Fruit sizeAverage
Large
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