can KINGSTON BLACK be used in sweet cider

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mmi
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can KINGSTON BLACK be used in sweet cider

Post by mmi » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:42 pm

can KINGSTON BLACK be used in sweet cider?
or is it only good for h cider

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Re: can KINGSTON BLACK be used in sweet cider

Post by OrangePippin-Richard » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:16 am

I am not certain of the answer but Kingston Black is a bittersharp cider apple, not very palatable, so I would not expect the juice to be of use for sweet cider.

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Re: can KINGSTON BLACK be used in sweet cider

Post by dmtaylor » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:02 pm

I think Kingston Black is a delicious apple for eating as well as for cider. I think it tastes great as a sweet cider as well as hard.

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Re: can KINGSTON BLACK be used in sweet cider

Post by mmi » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:17 pm

from what i hear it is not a good f eating apple but if i get some will have to try one

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Re: can KINGSTON BLACK be used in sweet cider

Post by Blenheim Orange » Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:01 am

From my own experience I would doubt it.

I have made a wine from it in the past which has been very dry and crisp. The colour was very pale and clear.

Speaking to a local cider maker and heritage orchard keeper his view is that this is a juice apple that should be blended with others such as Dabinett to make a palatable drink.

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