They have a long storage time of a few months if stored properly. Red delicious apples are great eaten fresh, and excellent for desserts.
America's favorite red apple is tender, crisp, juicy, and has mild flavor for fresh eating. Fruit trees need a minimum of 6-8 hours sunlight daily, and need water. They are not drought tolerant. (Pollinate with Yellow Delicious, Red Jonathan, Early Harvest or variety from a different apple family) (zones 5-8)
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.
Pear and apple orchards are considered valuable habitats for wildlife.
The standard grows to 20' - 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12' - 15', and dwarf grows to 10' in height.
Standard spread grows to 25', semi-dwarf grows to 12'-15', and dwarf grows to a 10' spread.
This tree requires moist, well drained soil and is not drought tolerant.
Ranging between 2"-4", these simple coarse-veined, dark green leaves have a toothed margin and alternate on the twig
This apple is medium to large, solid, dark, red fruit with fine-grained, crisp, juicy white flesh. Sweet apple with little acidity. Typically harvested in mid to late September. to mid October.