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Tree comparisons



Apple trees
Ashmead's Kernel

Apple trees
Honeycrisp

Cider apple trees
Harrison

Apple trees
Golden Russet

Cider apple trees
Kingston Black

A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavor.Honeycrisp is a cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.Harrison is a traditional American cider apple, noted for its excellent juice quality.Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.Kingston Black is one of the premier English cider varieties and produces a bittersharp juice.
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Apple trees
Ashmead's Kernel
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Apple trees
Golden Russet
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Picking seasonLate
Late
Late
Late
Very late
UsesEating fresh
Juice
Eating fresh
Juice
Hard cider
Eating fresh
Cooking
Juice
Hard cider
Hard cider
CroppingLight
Good
Good
Good
Light
Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
3 months or more
2-3 weeks
3 months or more
2-3 weeks
Flavor style (apples)Aromatic
Sweeter
Sweeter
Cooking resultKeeps shape
Juice styleSweeter
Sweet (cider)
Bittersweet (cider)
Bittersharp (cider)
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
Normal ripening
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Growing


Apple trees
Ashmead's Kernel
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Apple trees
Golden 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 group4
4
3
2
5
Pollinating othersPoor
Average
Average
Average
Average
PloidyTriploid
Diploid
Diploid
Diploid
Diploid
VigourAverage vigour
Weak growing
Average vigour
Vigorous
Average vigour
PrecocityPrecocious
Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularityRegular
Regular
Regular
Regular
Regular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
Spur-bearer
Spur-bearer
Tip-bearer
Spur-bearer
Organic cultureSuitable
Suitable
Not-suitable
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Disease resistance


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


Apple trees
Ashmead's Kernel
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Apple trees
Golden Russet
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
(5) -20F / -29C
(6) -10F / -23C
(7) 0F / -18C
(8) 10F / -12C
(9) 20F / -7C
(10) 30F / -1C
(3) -40F / -40C
(4) -30F / -34C
(5) -20F / -29C
(6) -10F / -23C
(7) 0F / -18C
(8) 10F / -12C
(9) 20F / -7C
(10) 30F / -1C
(5) -20F / -29C
(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)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Ashmead's Kernel
Apple trees
Honeycrisp
Cider apple trees
Harrison
Apple trees
Golden Russet
Cider apple trees
Kingston Black
Country of originUnited Kingdom
United States
United States
United States
United Kingdom
Period of origin1700 - 1749
1950 - 1999
1750 - 1799
1800 - 1849
1850 - 1899
Fruit colorRusset
Orange / Red
Russet
Yellow
Russet
Crimson
Fruit sizeLarge
Average
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
Slow Food - Ark of Taste
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