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Red Delicious Apple Tree

Malus 'Red Delicious'


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-t- Planting Mix
Red Delicious Apple Tree Planting Mix

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

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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.


Full Sun


15-20 ft

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:

September - October

Fruit Color:


Year to Bear:

0-1 years

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Malus 'Red Delicious'

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

Grow Delicious Fruit Without the Wait

- 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 variety to achieve fruiting. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...

Crabapple 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.

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Customer Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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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.
January 1, 2013
Great Trees & Service
I purchased a Red Delicious apple.a Granny Smith apple and two Myers lemons. The trees arrived in two days and were well packed. One of the lemons was apparently damaged b/4 being packed I immediatly emailed a discription of the damage. 48 hours later a beautiful replacement arrived
The trees were promptly planted and look healthy and showed no signs of stress. Beautiful specimens and great service
September 19, 2015
over 2 years ago
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.
January 1, 2013
over 7 years ago
Growing Zone:
just planted
I just got it recently so it is not likely to grow much so soon. I will care for it as per instructions through the winter and hopefully have a god report next spring., along with the winesap I planted this last spring. Thank you
October 26, 2016
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Time will tell
No blossoms or fruit. Trees growth has been about 20 inches. Spring will tell the story.
June 7, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
??delicious ??
Nice quality and very good packing.???? Growing I enjoy to see the tree.
October 9, 2016
Nutley, NJ
1 year ago
Growing Zone:

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

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.

Planting & Care

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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
We love Red Delicious apples for eating. My wife's favorite apple. Sweet and juicy. Always buy them in the store..Now we can grow our own.
Aaron B on Nov 15, 2017
Good looking variety. Delicious taste.
Cheryl M on Nov 4, 2017
We love Red Delicious apples for eating. My wife's favorite apple. Sweet and juicy. Always buy them in the store..Now we can grow our own.
Aaron B on Nov 15, 2017
Flavor of the fruit and strength of the tree.
Jay E on Nov 6, 2017
Good looking variety. Delicious taste.
Cheryl M on Nov 4, 2017
excellent shape on arrival, doing well so far
david b on Oct 28, 2017
I chose the Red Delicious to pair up with my Honeycrisp.
Clayton C on Oct 21, 2017
If you want crisp, sweet, red apple, may as well go for the best.
Carole B on Oct 15, 2017
We needed a pollinator. Also, my wife had one of these trees at her childhood home in New Jersey. I picked this pollinator for nostalgic reasons. I think my wife will like having this tree in the yard of our new home.
james c on Jul 26, 2017
Shinning and pretty Red colors will lift up everybodys spirit
Luis E on Jun 20, 2017
Perfect Father's Day gift.
Alanna K on Jun 18, 2017
I like it when trees can provide more than just shade. ;)
David G on Jun 17, 2017
Price and my dad likes these apple.
Nicholas G on May 22, 2017
These trees are the most beautiful, and the apples are crisp and sweet!
Robin F on May 20, 2017
feed my deer
rod t on May 19, 2017
I love these apples, so why not grow my owns and save time and money for years to come.
William C on May 17, 2017
I love this apple tree, and I love the blossoms
Araceli V on May 16, 2017
I had one and it was damaged.
James T on May 3, 2017
Wanted a variety of apple trees
Gary B on Apr 25, 2017
to have apples up here in the Colorado rockies
kim r on Apr 24, 2017
I buy this most often from the grocery store. Best flavor!
Robin M on Apr 11, 2017
Slow growing plant
ABDUL N K on Apr 6, 2017
Our grandson wanted an apple tree and this seemed to be the best available for area. He "picked" this apple.
Katherine S on Apr 1, 2017
wife's favorite apple
Mark L on Mar 29, 2017
good reviews and that I was told they are resistant to cedar apple rust
andrew k on Mar 20, 2017
Juice crisp when you bite them !!
Ronald S on Mar 8, 2017
My husband likes them
Claudia H on Mar 7, 2017
Self Pollinator
Patrick D on Mar 5, 2017
like them
David G on Feb 8, 2017
Red Delicious apples are a staple in my household and it was about time I just have my own orchard.
Marc B on Jan 27, 2017
Best choice to please the whole family! Nice apple to snack on.
Cathy on Jan 11, 2017
It a beauty in my garden.
Peter T on Dec 3, 2016
wanting the fruit and the flowering tree!
Rodd M on Oct 7, 2016
Like fruit trees
Alfred T on Oct 4, 2016
Putting on land
Karen M on Sep 15, 2016
I choose this to pollinate with my macintosh tree.
Nicholas B on Sep 7, 2016
Douglas H on Sep 6, 2016
favorite apple of my family
John P on Sep 1, 2016
Always wanted an Apple tree
Michael W on Aug 22, 2016
My father selected this one because he prefers the taste above other types of trees!
Ben M on Aug 20, 2016
andrea k on Aug 8, 2016
They look good and the reviews were good!
John M on Aug 2, 2016
Your website has good functionality, the reviews were good, and the person i spoke to over the phone was very helpful and pleasant.
Jon W on Apr 22, 2016
al r on Apr 22, 2016
My wife likes them
Rockwell K on Apr 20, 2016
My nephew wants an apple tree.
Emett S on Apr 15, 2016
my favorite apple
Stephanie B on Apr 13, 2016
To pollinate my Fuji Apple tree. I want apples! :-p
Amelia C on Apr 13, 2016
Pollinator and the wife likes this apple
Brian B on Mar 29, 2016
Cross pollination
Jeff G on Mar 25, 2016
I feel Red Delicious is a great overall tree. We found that our county extension lists them as great for our area and they are also a great pollinator for many varieties....especially varieties known to do well in our area of zone 5.
Richelle H on Mar 14, 2016
David S on Mar 9, 2016
Flavor of the fruit and strength of the tree.
Jay E on Nov 6, 2017
excellent shape on arrival, doing well so far
david b on Oct 28, 2017
do they come in a pot when delivered?
Matthew C on Oct 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will come in a pot.
Are these standard, dwarf, or semi-dwarf trees?
Sharyn R on Apr 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are semi-dwarf trees.
How close do the trees need to be to pollinate?
Charles B on Sep 1, 2017
Is it recommended that you plant more than one tree?
Tony L on Nov 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you would need a pollinator.
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.
Can these be grown in pots?
Susan I on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have not tried them in pots, but in our opinion this would be difficult, even if in a large barrel width type pot. Our trees are approx 2 years old, and are already too large for a pot. Our goal IS to keep them on the smaller, trimmed to about 10 - 12 feet high, but even now, at about 10 feet for some branches and not totally "filled in" or having very strong branches because they are still young, they would not be as healthy if they were in a pot.
Can the Red Delicious be pollinated by the 5 in 1?
James H on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the 5-in-1 will pollinate the Red Delicious.
How long does it take for a tree to start growing the apples?
Heather L on Sep 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It can take 2-5 years to produce.

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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email from with a tracking number.

You may receive multiple shipments if you ordered more than one plant. This is to get your plants to you as soon as possible. However, shipping schedules can change due to unforeseen events, such as unpredictable weather. We appreciate your patience.

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