Malus domestica 'Red Delicious'

Red Delicious Apple

$44.98 | 5 G | 100 Avail. | $44.98

5 G Weight: 70.0 lb



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Red Delicious Apple is a semi-dwarf late season deciduous tree that produces medium to large sweet fruit in early fall.  The highly fragrant pink flower clusters bloom in summer attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.  Red Delicious apples ripen with deep red skin in September or October with a crisp mild flavor.  Best fruiting in full sun with deep, slightly acidic, well-drained soil.  Needs other pollinators to produce fruit. Red Delicious fruits after 4-6 years and produces biannually with a heavy production then light yields the following year with a moderate chill requirement.  Can keep for 3-6 months. 

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

12' - 15'

Spread: 

12’ - 15'

Spacing: 

12'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

SummerFall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: High Maintenance.  Water Regularly.  Potential issues include apple scab, cedar apple rust, fire blight, leaf spot and and powdery mildew.  Possible pests are aphids, maggots, boreres, and spider mites.  Most commercially available Apples are grafted onto their rootstock, resulting in dwarf (8-10ft), Semi-dwarf (12-15ft) or standard tree heights all with full sized fruits.  Ask the provider the rootstock classification for estimated size.  Dwarf stock is easier to maintain and produces fruit at an earlier age.
LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWildlife GardensShade TreeEdible Garden, and Container.

COMPANION PLANTS: Apple, Shasta Daisy, Bugleweed

PROJECT TOTAL: $00


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