Important update | April 29, 2021

Our nursery is OPEN to visitors from Thursday-Saturday 10:00am to 5:30pm and Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday from 12:00-5:30pm.

Our website is OPEN to new orders, we are working as quickly as we can to process orders but please allow two to three weeks for delivery and 1 to 2 days for collection.

Our phone lines are open Monday to Saturday from 12:00-16:00. You can call us on 00353 (0)27 66176 or email us at info@futureforests.ie.

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Apple Kingston Black

Product Description

Cider Apple Kingston Black

One of the few apples that can be used for a single-varietal cider, Malus domestica Kingston Black was bred in Kingston, Somerset in the 19th century. The fruit is comparatively small, almost completely flushed a very deep maroon-red; it produces an aromatic,  well-balanced, bitter-sharp juice with a lovely, distinctive flavour. The tree is a light, not always reliable, cropper, slow to come into bearing, and can be susceptible to scab and canker, but is nevertheless popular with cider-makers for its exceptionally high-quality juice. A spur-bearer, cider apple Kingston Black is good for pollinators.

Site: Sheltered
Soil: Any well drained soil, preferably deep and fertile
Position: Full sun
Pick: Early November
Keep: Usually pressed when picked
Hardiness: Very hardy
Pollination: Self-sterile; Pollination Group 3-4
Uses: Cider

Fruit Rootstocks: To learn more CLICK HERE

Please note: During the bareroot season, our apples are pre pruned before being dispatched by mail order.

Potted plants can be ordered & delivered at any time of year, if in stock.

Bareroot plants can be ordered, when in stock, for delivery from November to April.


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Order can be placed online for Delivery or Collection

MAIL ORDER:

Packing & delivery charges within The Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland are €15 per order.

If your full order is in stock, we usually deliver within a week to 10 days of receiving your order, often sooner. We will get in touch if there are any issues with availability - see Mail Order FAQ’s for more info.

DELIVERY:

Shipping times are usually within 3 to 10 working days from when we receive your order. We are currently using An Post, DPD and Prompto Courier companies.

COVID 19 Update - Shipping times make take longer than usual, please check the front page of our website for updates. 

Once your order has shipped it may arrive the next day or it can take 2 or 3 days for the parcels to arrive, we take special care to pack our plants in such a way that they will still arrive in perfect condition after several days in transit.

Delivery charges are calculated & added to your order at the checkout stage.

- see Mail Order FAQ’s for more info.

COLLECTION FROM THE NURSERY:

Orders can be placed online to be collected at the nursery, we just require 24 to 48 hours notice and we will be in touch with any issues with availability and to let you know that your order is ready. Orders must be collected within 2 weeks of placing the order unless otherwise agreed. Please use the discount code COLLECT at the checkout to avail of free collection.

COLLECTION FROM SHOWS:

Orders can be placed online to be collected at the various shows we attend around the country - from April to September. See more info about the shows we attend HERE

POTTED PLANTS:

BAREROOT PLANTS:

Please note. Heights given are approximate and reflect the relative age
and strength of plants as well as their actual height. 

For more information about choosing Potted or Bareroot plants click HERE

OUR PROMISE TO YOU...

RANGE
We source our plants from the very best growers in Ireland and beyond, each plant is chosen for its Useful, Fruitful or Beautiful attributes and its value to the Irish garden & landscape, we strive to stock an outstanding range, from native to unusual & rare.


ENVIRONMENT
We manage our nursery on organic principles, all our potting, planting, lifting & weeding is done by hand & we use peat free compost, we strive to have the least impact on the planet as possible and are always looking for ways we can improve.


QUALITY
Plant quality is especially important to us. When we gather your order, we pick the best possible size & shape for the grade & always check for healthy roots & grafts. We take plant health very seriously and inspect our nursery for any signs of pests & disease regularly.


SERVICE
We have a skilled team who go to great lengths to make our plants arrive to you in the best possible condition, our priority is to supply an inspiring range of top quality plants with excellent customer service whether you are using our Mail Order Service or calling to the Nursery & Garden Centre.


We are a passionate team who love what we do and are always available to offer advice or answer any questions - by phone 027 66176 or by email info@futureforests.ie and very much in person, our nursery is open 7 days a week.