Yellow Delicious Apple

The large, golden fruit of the yellow delicious apple tree ripens late, developing a fine, sweet flavor. While they are best known as fresh eating apples, yellow delicious also work well for pies, applesauce and preserves. They also store well, keeping 3–6 months if refrigerated.

When planting these trees, be sure to include other apple varieties such as red delicious, red Jonathan or early harvest to ensure pollination.

Yellow Delicious apples are 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.

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.

Growing Zones: 5-8

(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5 thru 8

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Spacing: 15-20 ft
Growth Rate: Moderate
Drought Tolerance: Good
Harvest Time: September – October
Fruit Color: Golden
Year to Bear: Fruits 1st Year!
Chill Hours (minimum): 600-700
Botanical Name: Malus ‘Yellow Delicious’

Planting and Care

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 fruit tree image

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.

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.

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