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Golden Delicious Apple
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Golden Delicious Apple

One of the Few Self-Pollinating Varieties

Yellow peel and sweetly tangy flavor make a tempting snack. One of the best pollinators for other varieties—so much so that it's been called a "rooster" tree! Best as a short-storage eating apple. Ripens mid Sept. to Oct.

Now available in Reachables size! A Reachables tree produces full-sized fruits, but on a smaller tree. That makes it easier to fit into your garden, orchard—or even a container. It's also easier to manage than full-sized trees. One person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—all while standing on the ground. Note: Because their full-sized fruits grow on smaller trees, Reachables require a tree support.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

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  • Price
  • 38026
  • Standard 2-4' Tree
  • $34.99
  • 62559
  • Standard Deluxe
  • $42.99
  • 62560
  • Reachables® 2-4' Tree
  • $46.99
  • 62565
  • Reachables® Deluxe
  • $54.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious'
  • Height: Standard: 20 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • Spacing: Standard: 18 feet. Reachables: 6-10 feet.
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 18 feet.
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating. Gala, Pristine, Jonathan, GoldRush, Sweet Sixteen (in Northern districts).
  • Yield: Standard: Approximately 5-10 bushels at maturity -- Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel
  • Color: White blossoms.
  • Foliage: Deep green foliage.
  • Blooms: April
  • Fruit: Large, golden-yellow fruit; firm, juicy, crisp and flavorful.
  • Zone: 4 - 7 (-20° F.)
  • Form: Deciduous, rounded.
  • Flower Form: White blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained moist soil with good organic matter.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter/early spring, while trees are still dormant. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially, on young trees, to encourage a strong, solid framework. 2. On mature trees to maintain shape, maximize sun exposure and encourage fruit production. You will also want to remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Unwanted shoots and suckers can be removed at any time. Also remove any crossed, crowded or inward-growing limbs in late winter or very early sprin
  • Comments: Mild, sweet flavor. Should be stored in plastic bags in refrigeration to prevent shriveling.

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