King David has many admirers. It is a versatile apple for cider, pies, sauce, and eating. Its fan club boast that it is the most wonderful eating apple in the world. It is a medium size deep dark red apple. It has firm, crisp, spicy, juicy yellow flesh. Thought to be a cross between Jonathan x Arkansas Black, this solid red late-season apple hangs late on the tree and should be picked when full color develops. Savory flesh is yellow, firm, crisp, spicy and juicy. Said to be resistant to scab, cedar apple rust and fireblight. Would be handsome espaliered.
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Pollination: Select another midseason bloom apple variety
Fruit Storage: Good
Mature Size: Medium
Uses: Fresh eating/ dessert, cooking (puree, applesauce, apple butter), baking, juice/hard cider
Size when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk)
Height prior to shipment: 6 ft.(trimmed to 5'when shipped)
Shape when shipped: Feathered (prominent side branching)
Certified Organic Trees are shipped bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through mid-April depending on USDA zone.