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Tree comparisons



Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab

Apple trees
Northern Spy

Cider apple trees
Medaille d'Or

Perry pear trees
Gin

Cider apple trees
Kingston Black

Wickson crab is a popular crab apple variety which is also useful in cider blends.Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well.Medaille d'Or is a traditional French cider variety, which produces a full bittersweet juice.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
Northern Spy
Cider apple trees
Medaille d'Or
Perry pear trees
Gin
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Picking seasonLate
Very late
Late
Very late
Very late
UsesJuice
Hard cider
Eating fresh
Cooking
Juice
Traditional cooker
Hard cider
Hard cider
Hard cider
CroppingHeavy
Heavy
Heavy
Good
Light
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
3 months or more
2-3 weeks
1-2 months
2-3 weeks
Flavor style (apples)Aromatic
Juice styleBittersweet (cider)
Bittersharp (cider)
Fruit persistencePersistent
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
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Growing


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Apple trees
Northern Spy
Cider apple trees
Medaille d'Or
Perry pear trees
Gin
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Gardening skillAverage
Average
Average
Average
Some needed
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Not self-fertile
Pollination group2
5
6
3
5
Pollinating othersGood
Average
Average
Average
Average
PloidyDiploid
Diploid
Diploid
Diploid
Diploid
VigourVigorous
Vigorous
Average vigour
Slightly large
Average vigour
PrecocitySlow to start bearing
Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularityRegular
Biennial tendency
Biennial tendency
Regular
Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
Spur-bearer
Spur-bearer
Spur-bearer
Organic cultureNot-suitable
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Disease resistance


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Apple trees
Northern Spy
Cider apple trees
Medaille d'Or
Perry pear trees
Gin
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
General resistancePoor
Average
Average
Poor
CankerSome resistance
Some susceptibility
ScabSome susceptibility
Some resistance
Some resistance
Some susceptibility
FireblightVery susceptible
Some susceptibility
Cedar apple rustSome susceptibility
Some susceptibility
Some susceptibility
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Climate


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Apple trees
Northern Spy
Cider apple trees
Medaille d'Or
Perry pear trees
Gin
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
(4) -30F / -34C
(5) -20F / -29C
(5) -20F / -29C
(6) -10F / -23C
(7) 0F / -18C
(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)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
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Identification


Crab apple trees
Wickson Crab
Apple trees
Northern Spy
Cider apple trees
Medaille d'Or
Perry pear trees
Gin
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Country of originUnited States
France
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Period of origin1800 - 1849
1850 - 1899
1800 - 1849
1850 - 1899
Fruit colorOrange / Red
Brown
Russet
Crimson
Fruit sizeSmall
Average
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