85 days, semi-determinate
— 'Orange King' has beautiful, compact plants that tend to be loaded with flowers. A case of "not judging a book by its cover," they taste like a good red tomato; tart but mild and not sweet like you might expect from an orange variety. The fruits are four to eleven ounces each, oblate-shaped, and a bright orange color inside and out. The juice looks like orange juice.
Bred as a cross of 'New Hampshire Victor' and an orange sport of 'Scarlet Dawn' by Dr. Albert F. Yeager
, Department of Horticulture, University of New Hampshire and released in 1943. Sent to us by David Pendergrass from USDA ARS accession number NSL 6884. Each packet contains approximately 20 seeds.