King David Apple Tree


King David apple tree originated in Durham, Arkansas in 1893 and introduced in 1902. The fruit is medium size with dark red skin. The fruit is good for cider, cooking, and fresh eating. It is moderately resistant to cedar apple rust and scab, but is it susceptible to fire blight in Central New York. Grows well in hardiness zone 5 to 8.

General Tree Height/Caliper: Our grafted/budded apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, and cherry trees are about 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. Most other trees are seedlings ranging from 18-36" tall. You know if a tree is a seedling when the rootstock selected says "Seedling".

A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.