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Golden Delicious Apple Tree

Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious'
    2 reviews
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree Blooms
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree Blooms
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Golden Delicious Apple Tree

Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious'
    2 reviews

You Will Love Picking Apples in your Own Backyard!

  • Classic, Sweet Apple
  • Great for Baking, Sauces, and Preserves
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Product Details

growing zone 4-9 Growing Zones 4-9
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 8-15 Feet
Mature Width 8-15 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Pink, White
Shipping Restriction AZ, CA, ID, OR, WA

The classic Golden Delicious Apple is adored by all, young and old. In fact, it is the second most popular apple grown in the United States! It is hard to resist the sweet and juicy flavor of this blushing, golden-yellow fruit. Not only is the Golden Delicious known as one of the best eating apples, it is also widely used in baking, sauces, and preserves. Golden Delicious apples make mouth-watering pies and crisps!

The Golden Delicious Apple tree is covered in delicate, lacy blossoms in spring. Apples form and develop throughout summer and are ready for picking around October. These trees prefer full to part sun and moist, well-drained soil. Pruning is recommended for fruit trees to increase branching and open up the canopy for better air circulation and sun penetration. This helps prevent disease and increases fruit yield and quality.

Although the Golden Delicious Apple is a self-fertile variety in order to ensure that the highest quality and quantities of fruit are produced, pair the Golden Delicious with a Profusion Crabapple, Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious or Granny Smith.

The Golden Delicious Apple tree is commonly referred to as the “rooster” tree because it is one of the best pollinators for other varieties. It is a great choice if you have other apple trees already. Adding this variety to your yard will actually help your existing apple trees produce more and even better fruit!

Apple trees are lovely in the landscape. Use them like you would any other flowering tree! They offer an attractive look, blooms, AND a healthy snack! Use as a specimen or focal tree in your yard, garden, or even a large mixed bed.

Apple trees look gorgeous lining a long driveway or on either side of a short one. The mature size of this tree is about 20 feet tall and wide. Plant your Golden Delicious apple tree at least 20 feet from other trees or your home to give it plenty of space to thrive.

Apples are a snack that everyone in the family can enjoy. With an abundance of apples produced year after year, the Golden Delicious Apple tree is the gift that keeps on giving. Order your own tree today or send one to a friend or family member! It is a true gift of life and health. After all, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

Golden Delicious Apple Tree FAQ

How To Water A Yellow Delicious Apple Tree

Water one or two times a week for the first year while growing a new root system. Once established, watering can be cut back to once a week or bi-weekly.

How Long Does It Take A Yellow Delicious Apple Tree To Fruit?

You can expect this tree to bear fruit in 6-10 years depending if the tree was planted from a seedling or an established already.

What Is The Lifespan of this Apple Tree?

An average of 10 years.

Golden Delicious Apple Tree Care

How To Care

When planting your Yellow Delicious Apple tree be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing temperatures and extreme heat you can plant your Apple tree almost any time of the year.

Apple trees thrive in full sun and well drained soil. Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for 3 months while your tree is establishing. For the first year, we recommend watering deeply once weekly in spring and summer and once monthly in fall in winter after the establishment period. After the first year you will only need to water during dry spells. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is recommended especially with newly planted trees. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release fertilizer. When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Prune your Apple in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale, Aphids, Mites, and Apple Maggots are insects that can affect Apple trees. You can treat the scale, mites, and aphids naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Apple Maggot can be treated simply with traps you can purchase at any garden center. Apple trees can encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. It can be effective, but the entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective.

Landscape ideas

Landscape Ideas


Apple trees are lovely in the landscape. Use them like you would any other flowering tree! They offer an attractive look, blooms, AND a healthy snack! Use as a specimen or focal tree in your yard, garden, or even a large mixed bed. Apple trees look gorgeous lining a long driveway or on either side of a short one. The mature size of this tree is about 20 feet tall and wide. Plant your Yellow Delicious apple tree at least 20 feet from other trees or your home to give it plenty of space to thrive.

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