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Kingston Black

Kingston Black

Kingston Black, photo courtesy of Poverty Hill and Farnum Lane/

This valuable cider apple was introduced in 1880. It grows into a medium-sized spur-bearing tree, producting small, bitter-sharp fruit that keeps well. It is self-sterile, and so needs another apple variety planted close by for pollination.

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