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Apples: Malus domestica 'King of Tompkins County'

Botanical name: Malus domestica 'King of Tompkins County'

Common name: apple

also known as (semi-dwarf apple)

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Planted
1
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Sprite
created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 4a thru 8b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
deciduous
Category:   
Attributes:

bee attracting, edible

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description for "Apples: Malus domestica 'King of Tompkins County'"

'King of Tompkins County' is such a wonderful apple tree that every home orchard should have at least one! 'King of Tompkins County' is considered by many to be the finest apple ever because it tastes the way an apple should taste. Dating before 1800, this variety produces large, red striped fruit. It tastes great eaten out of hand, made into sauce, or pies. Trees ripen their fruit in early October. Ripening dates may vary depending on growing area. These semi-dwarfed hybrids will reach a mature height of 10-12 feet. Plant 15-20 feet apart. At least two other varieties are needed for proper pollination. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

'King of Tompkins County' was introduced prior to 1800.

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