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Fruit tree comparison - King David
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King David

A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Poor
We suspect King David might not be a good pollinator
Ploidy? Diploid
Might be a triploid
Vigour? Large
Precocity? Precocious
Bearing regularity? Regular
Growth habit Upright
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Persistent


Picking season? Very late
Use / keeping? 1-2 months
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sweet/Sharp

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Overall disease resistance? Good


Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1850 - 1899
Fruit colour Crimson
Blossom colour Pink - light
Leaf colour Green