King of Tompkins County is a traditional cooking apple from New York state. The apples are very large in size, and have a good acidic flavor. They ripen after keeping and some enthusiasts eat them fresh.
Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.
We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.
King of Tompkins County is in flowering group 3. King of Tompkins County is a triploid variety and cannot pollinate other varieties. It needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. You can either plant a self-fertile variety (which will pollinate itself and the King of Tompkins County) or you can plant two pollination partners which must each be of different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the King of Tompkins County. If you need further advice on this just get in touch. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.
King of Tompkins County is a vigorous tree, and generally easy to grow. However note that it requires two other apple trees nearby to pollinate it, which must each be of different varieties.
Despite its north-eastern origins, King of Tompkins County is happy to grow in warm zones as well, including southern California.
Raised in Tompkins County, New York state, in the late 18th / early 19th century.