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Tompkins King Apple Tree

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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

Read our Apple Growing Guide

Size: Dwarf (4'-5')


Ask a Question
  • What apple variety is a good pollinizer for a Tomkins King?

    Tompkins King is a late bloomer. Anything in the Mid-Late or Late season will work provided it is not a triploid. Check out our Apple Growing Guide for a full explination of polyploid apples and a bloom times chart for choosing a pollinizer.

  • We had an apple tree that my dad said was a King Apple. The skin felt like it had a wax. Does your King have a waxy surface on it's skin ?

    Tomkins King is not typically waxy, while King David apples are usually waxy. Both are called King for short. This King is not waxy.

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