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Yellow Delicious Apple Tree

Malus 'Yellow Delicious'

$69.95 (25% Off)

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-t- Planting Mix
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Yellow 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- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant

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:

Fruits 1st Year!

Chill Hours (minimum):


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Malus 'Yellow Delicious'

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Learn why we stopped selling bare-root

Grow Sweet - Delicious Apples - Without the Wait

Grow low maintenance fruit, right in your own backyard... organically!

- One of the country's most popular apples
- Produces organically grown apples in record time
- Disease resistant

These apples are extra juicy, crisp, and sweet! Not a trace of bitterness or tartness. Great for baking or making delicious desserts.

This fast grower is the perfect tree for the impatient apple lover... because you won't be waiting long for your fruit. Some trees have already produced apples out in our nursery!

You can even grow your Yellow Delicious apples organically... meaning you don't have to bother with pesticides. Just pick 'em right off the branch for a quick snack.

Their tender skin makes them easy to bite into... rewarding you with a delicious flavor that's a fall favorite.

Yellow Delicious Apples are great for storage...just pick them when they're ripe and snack for months! Easy to grow and disease resistant!

They are normally planted in pairs so they can pollinate each other. This pollination causes your tree to produce more fruit! Pair up your Yellow Delicious with Gala, Red Fuji or Granny Smith apple trees for best pollination.

Yellow Delicious Trees from Fast Growing Trees are pruned back and trained to develop an advanced branching structure. This process means more work and an extra year for us, but the difference you experience is dramatic.

Yellow Delicious Apple Tree Pollination

Yellow Delicious Apple Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. 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

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I bought a yellow dwarf few years back. The tree has grown like heck and is also very hardy. We lost the siding on our home from a hale storm that beat all the trees we own, but my yellow did well even with the all the damage. I don't understand though why one year this tree produces lots of apples and the next none? That's actually what brought me to web site. (reseach)
January 1, 2013
I bought my Yellow Delicious Apple tree in June or July of 2011, it has grow well and has apples already, in fact I need to thin them out because there are too many! Great tree! Bought with a Gala for cross pollination.
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
The tree came bare root, almost as tall as me. During the about 4 months its been planted it is now about 6 ft and starting get leaves.Very pleased with all aspects of this, from ordering to quickness of delivery, to health of the tree and now the growth I see. I am located in southern Ga and we have had a mild winter even for here.
March 8, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
2 great apple trees
We recently purchased 2 apple trees from FGT. One was a yellow delicious apple tree, and the other was a honeycrisp apple tree. Both arrived in good shape. We planted them right away. Unfortunately, we have had a lot of colder than usual weather, so the growth is a little slow right now, but they look healthy and I believe they will take off when our weather warms soon as expected.
May 17, 2016
Sedan, KS
1 year ago
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Took to the soil straight away. Branches look strong and leaves lively.
May 18, 2017
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Great tree
Planted trees 5 months ago and despite a very hot and dry summer these trees are growing fast a full of leaves. I will be buying more.
September 16, 2016
Barnegat, NJ
1 year ago
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Apple trees are looking good for only being in ground 30 days
Wasn't sure how trees would look or if planting them the end of April that they would make it.
Trees came in with leaves of which we have only lost a few. The wet spring had helped but other than the first few weeks of regular watering they are thriving very well. The Granny Smith & Fuji look just as good. I would not hesitate to order trees again
Can't believe how good they look after they only 30 days
Can't wait for fruit
May 18, 2017
5 months ago
Arrived just as promised, excellent shape. Hopefully I will see apples next season as advertised. That is if I don't do something wrong.
September 28, 2015
25560, WV
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Too early to tell but it's healthy so far.
It's been in the ground for a month. It is definitely struggling a bit but not nearly as much as 2 other trees.

It arrived in fairly good shape given the weather we have, record heat (90-100) with long dry spells. I can't quite figure out how often to water because the soil here is hard to read. The planting mixes I added to supplement the lack of soil (I dug up 3/4 of it in rock form, not dirt).
So far the plant has kept most of it's leaves and is doing OK.

It is about 6 feet with a 1.25 inch diameter trunk.
My grow zone on the site may say 8 but temperatures vary in my area of the P.N.W. due to my geography. Seasonal temperatures for the last 3 years so far have run the gamut of -20F to 100F. Record snow last 2 winters, winter doesn't end till april sometimes.
The tree was grown with a bamboo pole attached to it, this is how it should be done (and shipped this way too).
Weather it survives the winter or not remains to be seen.
August 3, 2017
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
Golde Delicious tree
Placed in pot and immediately seeing positive growth. Has grown several inches in six weeks and am very encouraged that I may get produce next year..
May 8, 2016
Junction City, KS
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Yellow Delicious Apple Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Yellow 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 Yellow 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 Yellow Delicious Apple Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Suitable for pollinating honey crisps
Mary D on Sep 16, 2017
Pollinators for other tree. Like the flavor
Wendy K on Jul 28, 2017
Suitable for pollinating honey crisps
Mary D on Sep 16, 2017
for the fruit
Bill M on Aug 10, 2017
Pollinators for other tree. Like the flavor
Wendy K on Jul 28, 2017
I like it when trees can provide more than just shade. ;)
David G on Jun 17, 2017
Honeycrisp was main apple I wanted, good flavor. Got yellow delicious to pollinate and for different flavor/color.
Jack T on Jun 10, 2017
Christian V on Jun 4, 2017
Have a Fiji, it's in same group, it's supposed to be hardy and fruit in 1st year
Chris S on Apr 19, 2017
We loves apples!
Benjamin B on Apr 19, 2017
Wanted fresh apples!
William Allen S on Apr 15, 2017
Planting trees in honor of our Grandsons. Youngest one picked this yellow delicious.
Katherine S on Apr 1, 2017
Good for a snack.
Gary C on Mar 7, 2017
My favorite.
Robert S on Feb 13, 2017
Surived two freezes and is good in hot weather zone 9
Bruce M on Jan 30, 2017
I got this tree so I could have fruit that was fresh and that was ripened on the tree, not picked early. Also so the fruit can be pesticide free.
Greg T on Jan 17, 2017
One of my favorite apples! I'd like to just go outside and get one when I want it, rather than buying them.
Amanda Z on Sep 9, 2016
Like the apples and its a good companion pollenator for the Gala
Kat K on Aug 11, 2016
the other one died so I needed a replacement
eric h on Jul 5, 2016
Just love the Texture and smoothness
Jerry L on Jun 18, 2016
These grow well in New England and we like these better than red delicious apples.
Francis J on Jun 11, 2016
To go along with our honeycrisp and granny smith apple trees.
Mark S on Apr 20, 2016
I need a partner for a tree I already have.
Shirley L on Apr 19, 2016
my favorite apple
Stephanie B on Apr 13, 2016
good pollinator for the Gala tree
Jeanette S on Apr 11, 2016
I love Yellow Delicious apples
Farrah R on Mar 22, 2016
Because it will help the tress I already have!
Brooke W on Mar 20, 2016
Planting with my Pink Lady to cross pollinate each other.
wiley r on Mar 18, 2016
Picked yellow del. to pollinate the two honey crisp that I ordered. Im expecting all the trees that I have purchased to produce quality looking and tasting apples..
Mike C on Mar 10, 2016
like yellow delicious
Jim R on Feb 21, 2016
hardiness and rate of growth
Enrique V on Dec 28, 2015
I figured thi apple would be a good choice.
Donald S on Aug 27, 2015
for the fruit
Bill M on Aug 10, 2017
I like it when trees can provide more than just shade. ;)
David G on Jun 17, 2017
when does the yellow delicious ripen?
Louis M on Oct 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They ripen September-October.
Will A Honey Crisp suffice as a pollinator for the Yellow Delicious?
Dick B on Mar 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A Honeycrisp cannot pollinate a Yellow Delicious. Yellow Delicious pollinators would need a Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Jonathan, McIntosh, Pink Lady, Red Delicious or a Crabapple.
How often do you water?
Brandy S on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I did twice a week, a deep root watering, when it was dry and when rainy add no water. Only do this as your plant is new to help roots grow deep.
I live in western tip of wv what time of year should the yellow delicious tree be planted?
james m on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In warmer areas, this apple can be planted year round as long as the ground is not frozen. If you plant in summer, extra care must be given to keep the plant moist for the first season or two, though the site needs to be well-drained so it does not get soggy. We sell it in a pot in the summer to facilitate transplanting at this time. If you live in zone 5, your plant will do best if you plant it in the spring so it has time to establish its roots before facing winter. If you plant when you are still having frost, the plant should be dormant so new growth is not killed, which is why we supply dormant bare root plants during the colder months.

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