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Red Delicious Apple Tree

Classic shape With rounded top at stem, tapering down and narrowing to 4 points at the bottom of the fruit. This is the original Red Delicious, large dark red skin with a tender fine grained white flesh. Sweet and unlike many found in the grocery store, this Red Delicious hold its crispiness an flavor into storage. A classic apple known world wide.
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Item #8360.
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USDA ZONES: 5-9 Outdoors
 
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Red Delicious Apple Tree requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Malus domestica 'Red Delicious'

At one time the most widely grown apple in the United States. Classic shape With rounded top at stem, tapering down and narrowing to 4 points at the bottom of the fruit. This is the original Red Delicious, the one strain that became the most popular apple planted for 100 years. Large dark red skin with a tender fine grained white flesh. Sweet and unlike many found in the grocery store, this Red Delicious hold its crispiness an flavor into storage. Large crops are insured each year with good thinning. You won't recognize this selection when compared to a typical commercial Red Delicious from the grocery store. The flavor is excellent and classic a true dessert quality apple. This is the perfect backyard variety. Hardy to zone 5 and pollinated by Golden Delicious, Fuji, Gala and Granny Smith. Ripens mid season.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Crisp white
Ripens:
September - October
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:
The Red Delicious is a vigorous fast growing tree that grows to 20 feet tall if left unpruned. Can be held to any size under 10 feet with Summer pruning
Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
N/A
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 700
Size & Spacing

The Red Delicious is a vigorous fast growing tree that grows to 20 feet tall if left unpruned. Can be held to any size under 10 feet with Summer pruning

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care
Apples tolerate a wide range of soil types, but like all fruit trees grow best in well-drained, loamy soil. Provide full sun favoring the morning sun with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. Apple favor higher humidity's and moderate summer temperatures, in hot dry climates protect the tree from sunburn by providing protection from the late afternoon sun. Either by providing shade or with whitewashing the trunk. Water at least twice a week for the first year. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet. Mulch the tree to 3 to 4 inches deep and and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy of the tree. To keep root cool and cut down on soil evaporation. Apples benefit from pruning to maintain size and structure. Keep trees at less than 10 feet to allow for easy care and harvest. Check with your local ag extension to find the apple care recommendations for your area.
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