King David: Size medium to large, color deep rich red with distinct stripe-like markings of very dark red. Originated in Arkansas, where it began bearing at three years of age. Resembles Jonathan in both tree and fruit, but far surpasses that variety in very good quality. Ripe in October. Keeps until April. No. 17.
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"Fruit medium or above, round, often ribbed at the stem end; skin greasy, pale green overlaid with deep red and some darker stripes, sometimes almost solid red; dots inconspicuous, whitish; stem medium to long in a deep, narrow, occasionally russeted cavity; basin medium size, corrugated; flesh yellow, firm, crisp, juicy, subacid. Ripe October—February or later." Calhoun, Creighton L. Old Southern Apples. Blacksburg, Va: McDonald & Woodward Pub. Co, 1995. Print.