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King David

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Discovered in 1893 in a hedgerow in Washington County, Arkansas, USA. It was introduced in 1902 by stark bros., Louisiana, USA. Fruits have rather coarse flesh with a subacid, slightly sweet flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Jonathan x Winesap or Arkansas Black
Truncate conical 2
medium 2
weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Medium 2
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1943 - 006


Accession name
King David
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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