A variety of red flushed blushed eating apple which probably arose in Warren County in New Jersey. It was then taken to Tomkins County in New York State where, in 1804, Mr Jacob Wycoff named it King. It gained its present name some time around 1855. It received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit in 1900. This late-season variety is harvested from mid-October in South-East England and is at its best from November to March.