Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 10-15 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- September - October
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st year!
- Botanical Name:
- Malus 'Red Delicious'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, ID, OR
Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
Grow Delicious Fruit Without the Wait
Why Red Delicious Apple Trees?
For one, it’s America’s favorite apple. The Red Delicious is widely grown because of its delicious flavor, fast and easy growth, as well as its adaptability to a variety of soil types.
That’s right: America's favorite snacking apple is low-maintenance and ultra-productive, too. In fact, our larger Red Delicious varieties have already produced apples at our nursery.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Our Red Delicious Trees are in a league of their own because we plant, monitor and nurture them well from day one. Because we’ve grafted our varieties from proven mother stock, you get a consistent, high-quality performer that provides fruit in just one year. 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!
And though you do need a pollinator to ensure your Red Delicious performs, we have the perfect pairing: Our Granny Smith Apple Tree. Another low-maintenance variety that offers the key for healthy, hearty, heavy fruit production.
Looking for a heavy performer of your own? Look no further – order your own Red Delicious Apple Tree today, before they’re gone!
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...
Customer Reviews & Photos
Very happy so far.
I really liked the condition of the tree when I received it the other day. It already had leaves growing so I know it’s a healthy tree. My only wish is that it would’ve had branches growing instead of just being a straight trunk. I haven’t been able to put it in the ground yet because of the rain we’ve had here where I live and the ground being as wet as it is. But overall, I’m quite happy with my tree.
It came in undamaged which is a good thing! We planted it per directions provided and we are hoping to see it bear fruit next year - we'll see.If we have good success we will purchase additional trees from fast-growing-trees
Still looking good
We are having weather over 100 record setting and the tree is ok yet of course it is being watered but some trees just can't take this much heat.
The tree arrived fine. I planted it according to directions. It seems to be in distress. Leaves are dying and I don't know what to do about it.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: For best results, find a location with well-drained soil and full sun - about 6 hours of sunlight per day. Once you've selected a location, dig a hole that's twice the width of the root ball and just as deep. Then, place your tree, back fill and tamp down the soil, and water to settle the soil. Finally, mulch to retain moisture.
*Tip: Make sure your mulch is not touching the base of the trunk.
2. Watering: Your Red Delicious Apple will benefit from a regular watering each week, though you may have to water more during times of drought. If you're not sure when to water, simply check the soil down to a depth of about 2 or 3 inches - if it's dry here, it's time to water.
3. Pruning: Once your tree has become established and is starting to bear fruit, it will need some periodic, moderate pruning. Only prune the tree during times of dormancy, making sure to remove any vigorous, upright stems and weak, damaged or dead branches.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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 with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|