KING LUSCIOUS is a 20th century apple found growing in 1935 as a chance seedling near Hendersonville, North Carolina. A rather small tree, it is a heavy annual bearer, blooming a bit later than Rome. Some disease tolerance, the fruit is large, pale-yellow, overlaid with deep red and darker red stripes. Flesh is yellowish-white, fine-grained, crisp, and juicy. This dessert apple ripens in October and keeps well.