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King of Tompkins County apple tree

King of Tompkins County
King of Tompkins County is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 3
An heirloom apple from New York state, primarily used for cooking.

King of Tompkins County apple trees for sale

  • Medium 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.935 rootstock
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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.

How to grow

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Raised in Tompkins County, New York state, in the late 18th / early 19th century.

King of Tompkins County characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking seasonLate
  • UsesCulinaryJuice
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples)Sharper
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Hot (>30C / 86F)
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colorOrange flush