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: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.

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