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.
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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.