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Golden Delicious Apple Tree

Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious'

Growing a Golden Delicious Apple will give you the joy of delicious fruit in your own backyard. This is one of the country’s most popular apples - each bite is extra juicy and sweet.

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Golden Delicious Apple Trees for Sale Online

Golden Delicious Apple Trees are the perfect tree for the apple lover. In the summer, little pink buds will emerge that burst into pure white blooms. Later, the soft green fruit will grow and ripen from September to October.

These domestic trees are one of the easiest apple trees to grow. It is disease resistant and adaptable to most soil types, so you can grow your apples without having to spray pesticides. Not only are they self-pollinating, but they are also one of the best pollinator partners for other apple trees.

After biting through their thin green skin, you are overwhelmed with the extra juicy, crisp, and sweet, but a little spicy fruit that's found beneath. They are ideal for cooking, baking, and eating fresh.


Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 20 to 25 feet
Mature width: 15 to 20 feet
Classification: Broad leaved deciduous tree, spring flowering
Sunlight: Full sun
Habit: Spreading, umbrella shaped canopy
Foliage: Dark green
Fruit Color: Golden yellow
Pruning Season: Late winter
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirement: Water well until established
Uses: One of the best apples for eating fresh or storing
Growzone: 5-9 Golden Delicious Apple Tree Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Golden Delicious Apple Tree

Before you buy a Golden Delicious Apple Tree, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I plant my Golden Delicious Apple tree?

How do I plant my Golden Delicious Apple tree?

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Golden Delicious Apple Tree that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Golden Delicious Apple Tree to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.

How often do I water Golden Delicious Apple Trees?

How often do I water Golden Delicious Apple Trees?

After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Golden Delicious Apple Tree a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. We recommend you count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. So, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. Gator Bags are a good investment that will make watering much easier.

How much Fertilizer does a Golden Delicious Apple Tree require?

How much Fertilizer does a Golden Delicious Apple Tree require?

Trees such as Golden Delicious Apple Trees grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone. Fertilize Golden Delicious Apple Trees again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage heavier fruit set and faster growth of young trees. We recommend Bio-Tone fertilizer when planting.

WHAT IS THE BEST MULCH FOR A YOUNG APPLE TREE?

WHAT IS THE BEST MULCH FOR A YOUNG APPLE TREE?

It's a good idea to provide a layer of mulch over the base of your young tree. While any mulch will do, we highly recommend that you mulch your apple tree with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is perfect but take care not to cover any part of the actual trunk of the tree. It's better to leave a small gap between the mulch and the stem or trunk so as to not inhibit growth.


Frequently Asked questions

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