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Dorsett Southern Apple Tree


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Dorsett Southern Apple Tree

Easily Grown in the South

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

4-5 ft.

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List: $99.95
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Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back and to produce fruit.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you results the first full season.

2-3 ft.

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Aug 21
List: $69.95
Sale: $52.46
6 at $49.84 ea.
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Planting Mix for Apple Trees
Dorsett Southern Apple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Dorsett Southern Apple Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


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  • Produces large, delicious apples early in the season
  • Up to 2 additional annual harvests in warmer climates
  • Southern tree that will flourish in zones 5-9
  • Resistant to most diseases like scab, fungus and mildew

Golden Goodness with a hint of blush

If you enjoy the sweet, crisp taste of Golden Delicious apples then you’ll love the Dorsett Apple.  This incredible tree with the southern flair is hardy enough to grow anywhere from zones 5-9.  

The Dorsett’s skin is splashed with an orange-red blush hue, giving your yard a picturesque look as the apples emerge from your tree.  

Of all the apple varieties, the Dorsett is the first to bloom as early as mid-January in areas with milder winter climates.  That means you can expect an abundance of enormous apples as early as late June.  And the Dorsett is easy to care for.  Just give it plenty of sun and watch it thrive.
 
How does the Dorsett taste?  One word says it all: Delicious
 
Take a Golden Delicious apple, add a hint of vanilla and just the right touch of sweetness and you have a Dorsett Apple. Although it ripens in early summer, the Dorsett doesn’t have the sharp berry flavors typical of most summer varieties, so it has the taste and firmness of a Fall apple.  

With a crunchy bite and distinctive, aromatic flavor, the Dorsett is wonderful right off the tree or prepared fresh in recipes like the Dorsett Apple cake.  Add your favorite glaze to finish off a treat your family will look forward to each season.

 

 

 

Dorsett Southern Apple Tree Pollination

Dorsett Southern Apple Trees are partially self-fertile. However, you will receive a much larger crop if pollinated by the following apple trees...
       
•  Gala Apple Tree •  Jonathan Apple Tree
•  Granny Smith Apple Tree •  McIntosh Apple Tree
•  Honeycrisp Apple Tree •  Pink Lady Apple Tree
•  Red Delicious Apple Tree •  Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
•  Anna Southern Apple Tree  

Crab Apple Trees also make some of the best pollinators for Fruiting Apple Trees. Because they bloom for a long period of time, they produce an abundance of pollen that are compatible with most Fruiting Apple Tree varieties.

For more information on apple pollination, view our Apple Pollination Guide.



Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 10-20 ft.
Mature Width: 10-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Well Drained
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Malus 'Dorsett'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, OR
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-9
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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Dorsett Southern Apple Tree can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$78.99 $18.95
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It's Easy to Plant your Dorsett Southern Apple Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Dorsett Southern Apple Tree.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Dorsett Southern Apple Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Dorsett Southern Apple Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I have ordered trees online before 3 to 4 ft. and when we got them they were basically sticks, what should I expect if I got these from you?
patrick b on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: Our Trees grow up before they branch out. If a 3 to 4 foot size tree has branches the branches don't get higher up as the tree grows taller. Only the top of the tree gets taller, the branches stay in their location. In order to provide you with a tree that has tall enough branches to mow under and for kids to comfortably play under and for adults to comfortably relax under our trees branch out when they're taller.

The 5 to 6 foot is quite more mature than the 3 to 4 foot. the 3 to 4 foot is young tree that will grow and branch it. It will grow into the large tree that you desire.
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How old does the tree have to be to produce fruit?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: The Dorsett Southern Apple Tree will need about a year to get established to its new environment and will most likely start producing Apples in it's 2nd year of being planted.
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I have used Golden Delicious as a cooking apple for pies and applesauce. How does this compare?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
Best Answer: The Dorsett Southern Apples are very sweet. Especially if you add a hint of vanilla, then your pie will be the best on the block. It doesn't have the sharp sour taste that are common in other apple varieties.
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do you have to have two to pollinate?
dianna g on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: This tree is self fertile, but will do much better with a mate to cross pollinate with.
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