Tompkins King Apple Tree
Malus domestica 'Tompkins King'
Known simply as King, (or King of Tomkins County), this large, hearty apple has a yellow-green background with heavy red striping and blushing. They are excellent for eating fresh, for cidering, and for cooking. Will keep 2-3 months. Known before 1804. This highly prized apple is a tip bearer.
Tip bearer pruning note: Wait to prune until two inches of new growth has begun in spring. Then prune back to 6-8' of last years growth! Not suitable for espalier training.
This variety is a triploid and is pollen sterile. It will not pollinize other varieties.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 11' (Dwarf)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: Late
Pollination: Triploid - Needs a Pollinizer but is Pollen Sterile
Dwarf Rootstock: EMLA 26
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