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Apple, Yellow Delicious Malus x domestica

Apple, Yellow Delicious - Malus x domestica
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A Large golden apple that ripens late with a fine, sweet flavor. Home use for eating, pies, sauces, and preserves. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours sunlight daily, and need water. They are not drought tolerant. (Pollinate with Red Delicious, Red Jonathan or Early Harvest) (zones 5-8)

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Zones 5 - 8 Zones 5 - 8
Hardiness Zones 5 - 8
The Yellow Delicious Apple can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Fruit Tree Fruit Tree
Type of tree
Fruit Trees
10' - 25' High 10' - 25' High
Mature Height
The Yellow Delicious Apple grows to be 10' - 25' feet in height.
10' - 25' Spread 10' - 25' Spread
Mature Spread
The Yellow Delicious Apple has a spread of about 10' - 25' at full maturity.
Fast Growth Fast Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This apple does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Yellow Delicious Apple grows in moist, well drained soils.
Oval Shape Oval Shape
Shape
This apple has oval, spreading or horizontal, upright or erect shape.
Attributes

Our standard Yellow Delicious seedlings are budded onto whole root stock; our semi-dwarf seedlings grafted onto Malling-Merton lll; and our dwarf seedlings grafted onto Malling 7A, Malling 26.

Chill hours (CU) requirement: 600-700. (Chill hours are the average hours of air temperature between 32 and 45 degrees F in a typical winter season). For best fruit production, calculate the chill unit (CU) for your growing zone to be sure it aligns with the CU requirement of this tree.

In order to ensure pollination, these trees need a compatible cultivar growing within 100 feet for standard size, 50 feet for semi-dwarf, and 20 feet for dwarf trees.

Description

A Large golden apple that ripens late with a fine, sweet flavor. Home use for eating, pies, sauces, and preserves. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours sunlight daily, and need water. They are not drought tolerant. (Pollinate with Red Delicious, Red Jonathan, Early Harvest or a variety from a different apple family) (zones 5-8)

Wildlife Value

Apples are eaten by a variety of birds and mammals. The leaves and branches are browsed. The trees can be destroyed by rodents and rabbits girdling the stem or trunk. Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early to late spring. Pear and apple orchards in the United Kingdom are considered valuable habitats for wildlife.

Height Variations

The standard grows to 20' - 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12' - 15', and dwarf grows to 10' in height.

Spread Variations

Standard spread grows to 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12'-15', and dwarf grows to a 10' spread.

Moisture

This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.

Leaves

These simple, approximately 2" long, smooth, dark green leaves have a toothed margin and alternate on the twig.

Flower Color

White to pinkish

Bloom Time

late mid-season bloom time.

Fruit Description

This is a large conical golden yellow apple with an occasional rose blush and crisp, aromatic, white flesh with a sweet flavor. Best known as an eating apple, but also excellent for pies, sauce and preserves. They have a long storage time--up to 3-6 months if refrigerated. Harvested late in the season, mid-September to mid-October. Standard Yellow Delicious will begin to bear in 6-10 years, the semi-dwarf in 4-6 and the dwarf in 3-4.