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King of Tompkins County

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Triploid. Thought to have been raised near Washington, Warren County, New Jersey, USA. Brought to Tompkins County, New York in 1804 by Jacob Wycoff who named it King. It was renamed King of Tompkins County in about 1855. Fruits have somewhat soft, slightly juicy flesh with a sweet and good aromatic flavour.

Flat Spitzenburg, King, King Apple, King Apple of America, King Jankins County, King of Thompson's County, King of Tomkins County, King of Tompkins Co., King's Apple, Roi du Tompkins, Tom's Red, Toma Red, Tomkin's County King, Tommy Red, Tompkins County King, Tompkins King, Tompkins' King, Winter King
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Croft Pendarren)
Broad globose conical 2
large 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
very low 2
crisp 2
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 219


Accession name
King of Tompkins County
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register