King (Tompkins King)

Maturity Date:September 5 to September 20
Chilling Hours:800-1,000
USDA Zone:5-10
Sold Out Of State:Available Upon Request
Container Type:Bare Root

Large, old-time red-striped apple with classic apple flavor. Its coarse, crisp flesh is subacid, sweet and distinctly perfumed. Used for dessert, cooking and cider. Well-colored fruits are a very attractive red with some contrasting yellow. Fairly rectangular shape, with ribs near the base. Ripens midseason, about with Golden Delicious. Keeps several months, but at its best soon after harvest. Horizontal limbs, spreading growth habit. Originated in New Jersey prior to 1804. Estimated chilling requirement 800-1000 hours; proven very productive in trial with much less. Pollenizer required. USDA Zones 5-10.

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