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Red Delicious Apple TreeMalus domestica 'Red Delicious'

45 reviews
  • Red Delicious Apple Tree

    The largest and reddest apple is the Red Delicious.

  • Red Delicious Apple Tree

    Red Delicious apples are harvested in September-October.

  • Red Delicious Apple Tree

    Each spring your apple tree will flower with white flowers with a touch of pink.

  • Red Delicious Apple Tree

    Mildly flavored and juicy for a refreshing treat.

* Images shown are of mature plants

Red Delicious Apple TreeMalus domestica 'Red Delicious'

45 reviews
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Red Delicious Apple Tree Care

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plant sunlight

Sunlight Red Delicious Apples thrive in full sun, so make sure you plant in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.

plant watering

Watering Water regularly each week when the soil gets dry 2-3 inches down. Make sure to water more often if the tree is potted or there is a period of drought.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing Follow label instructions on an apple-specific fertilizer, usually applying several times from April until August.

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.

Why 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!

Pollination Info

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...

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.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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 $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 12-15 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Growth Rate: Fast
Harvest Time: September - October
Year to Bear: Can Fruit the 1st year!
Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Red Delicious'
Does Not Ship To: AZ,CA,ID,OR,WA
Grows Well In Zones: 5-8 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
5-8 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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Red Delicious in memory of my Redish Golden

After my little girl Diamond passed, I wanted something to memorialize her. It was late in the year and i went to the web to find exactly what i needed that could be planted and live. Thank you. After watering it, I am hopeful for it to live thru the winter, norther Illinois on the Wisconsin border.

I am very happy with my red apple tree. About 4 ft tall came in a very secure box. Hard to get out of the box but was easy to plant. Well satisfied.
I recommend this product

Love apples


United States United States

Red Delicious Apple Tree!

I was so excited to receive my red delicious tree. It arrived right on time and in perfect condition!! I am looking forward to picking my own apples right of a tree in my yard. I love fast growing trees and would recommend it to anybody who wishes to grow their own fruit!

United States United States
I recommend this product

Here's Hoping

Although I just purchased this tree, I am hoping for the same success we had with our 4 in 1 apple tree. Every year, we have plenty of apples. Great trees purchased here.

Gary W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Can't review a tree until it has had time

Shipping was fast. No apples yet. Wished it had been burlap bagged but oh well. Planted 30 ft from FGT Montmorency Cherry and 10ft away from Gurney Goldrush and Honeycrisp (centered between the 2). Should all intermingle in time. Goldrush has some nice apples for first true bear (yr2 since planting) .... Honeycrisp nothing. Hoping the Red Delicious makes Honeycrisp Happy! Might have to install wireless communication.