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Red Delicious Apple Tree

Red Delicious Apple Tree

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Plant Red Delicious apple trees in your yard and have plenty of sweet, aromatic fruit for your family and friends! Harvest these widely grown Red Delicious apples in August to early fall.

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Red Delicious Apple Tree

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• America’s favorite apple! 
• Adaptable to various soil types 

Red Delicious Apples are the most widely grown apples throughout the world because of their delicious flavor. Juicy, crispy… everything you’d want. 

Also known as ‘America’s Favorite Snacking Apple!’ 

Red Delicious trees are normally planted with a different kind of apple so they can pollinate each other. This pollination causes your trees to produce more fruit! 

These Red Delicious Apple Trees have already produced apples in our nursery! 

Red Delicious Apple Trees not only give you great flavor, but they are beautiful trees. They mature to a height 15 feet tall, making a great addition to your yard. 

We even give your apple tree one final pruning before shipping at no additional cost to you. 

This process also allows the tree to remain "dwarfed," which makes harvesting a breeze! 

Our Dwarf Red Delicious will be productive when paired with a Granny Smith. Cross pollination is the key for healthy, hearty, heavy fruit production.
 

Red Delicious Apple Tree Pollination

Red Delicious Apple Trees are not self-fertile. You will need to plant another apple tree to achieve fruiting. Below are the most common pollinators...
       
•  Gala Apple Tree •  Jonathan Apple Tree
•  Fuji Apple Tree •  McIntosh Apple Tree
•  Honeycrisp Apple Tree •  Pink Lady Apple Tree
•  Yellow Delicious Apple Tree •  Granny Smith 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 and 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: 5-8

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Rootstock: EMLA-111
Botanical Name: Malus 'Red Delicious'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, OR
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-8
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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 Red Delicious 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. 
 
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It's Easy to Plant your Red Delicious Apple Tree


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Red Delicious 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 Red Delicious 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 Red Delicious 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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By: Dan
We planted this apple tree on our backyard. We looked at popular home improvement stores for apple trees but their apple trees had only but a few branches which is nothing compare to the kind of apple tree that we received from Fast Growing Trees Nursery. This apple tree came with fruits already! You can notice that they put in time and care into this tree. It came very nicely packaged. I cannot say anything wrong about this tree. I guess the thing that really impressed us was the number of branches which is very important if you are looking to get the most out of your apple tree. They did a great job at pruning. This tree had about 12 branches compare to 3 or 4 at some other stores. I will definitely recommend this tree to anyone.

By: Mark Richards
I bought one of these and a Fugi to plant next to it about three years ago. They both look good. I dont really give them any care. I can't say they have grown much and they have not bare fruit. I live on the southern edge of its growing area. (FL/GA line) they do look pretty in spring.

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How far apart to plant apple trees ?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2014
Best Answer: Plant your Red Delicious Apple Trees about 4 feet apart.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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I am looking for full size apple trees. How do I specify them?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: We offer younger trees that grow into the full large trees that you desire. Our most mature Apple Trees are the 5 to 6 ft size.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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