Apples: Tompkins King IPM-Grown (pound)


Adams Station (Gasquet, CA)

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Grown in Gasquet at Adams Station by a local orchardist who uses IPM pest-control methods, the Tompkins King Apple is an heirloom variety originally found growing in Warren County, New Jersey and brought to Tompkins County, New York, by Jacob Wycoff in 1804. Originally known as “King”, the first published reference is in the 1842 edition of “The New Genesee Farmer.” It was renamed in 1856 to Tompkins King by the American Pomological Society.

The Tompkins King is a yellow-flesh, coarse-grained, crisp, sweet and tender apple. Flavour and sweetness are at their peak when the fruit is allowed to ripen on the tree until the stripes are prominent and distinctive. Kings are good for fresh eating, and make outstanding apple pies and strudels

So What is “IPM Grown”? Here is a basic definition (from the EPA website): “Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.” For the rest of the story, follow this link: Integrated Pest Management (IPM).