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Fruit tree comparisons



Apple tree
King David

A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.
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Growing


Apple tree
King David
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Pollination group3
Pollinating othersPoor
PloidyDiploid
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
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Using


Apple tree
King David
Picking seasonVery late
UsesEating fresh
Culinary
Juice
Hard cider
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
Flavor style (apples)Sweet/Sharp
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Disease resistance


Apple tree
King David
General resistanceGood
FireblightVery resistant
ScabSome resistance
Cedar apple rustSome resistance
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Climate


Apple tree
King David
Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
(5) -20F / -29C
(6) -10F / -23C
(7) 0F / -18C
(8) 10F / -12C
Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Hot (>30C / 86F)
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Identification


Apple tree
King David
Country of originUnited States
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Fruit colorCrimson
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