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Dorsett Golden Apple Tree Malus domestica 'Red Delicious'

  • Dorsett Golden are a great yellow apple especially for warmer zones.

    Dorsett Golden are a great yellow apple especially for warmer zones.

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

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

  • Dorsett Golden Apples are medium to large with a sweet flavor great for eating fresh or baked.

    Dorsett Golden Apples are medium to large with a sweet flavor great for eating fresh or baked.

* Images shown are of mature plants

Dorsett Golden Apple Tree Malus domestica 'Red Delicious'

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Product Description

Get Bushels of Fruit in Hot Climates

Most apple trees need plenty of cold weather before they can set fruit, which warm climates simply can't offer. But there's a rare exception: Our Dorsett Golden Apple Tree. Whether you live in Florida or Southern California, you can grow this apple tree and harvest a heavy crop of sweet summer apples each year .

Pick a perfect pair – it's easy. Because the Dorsett Golden Apple begins flowering earlier than most apple trees, you have to plant another variety that flowers at the same time for cross-pollination to be successful. That's why the Anna Apple tree is the perfect pollen partner for Dorsett Golden – their early bloom times are the same!

Plus, it's an early producer. Your apples will be ready to pick in mid-June to early July. To give you an idea of the yield potential from one tree in a warm climate, the test orchards at the University of Florida produced an average of 80 pounds of apples on young, 5-year-old Dorsett Golden trees! At maturity, each tree can produce from 5 to 10 bushels each.

Best of all, each apple has the perfect taste combination of sweetness balanced with tartness. The flavor is similar to the Golden Delicious apple, and the fruit has a crispy crunch when you bite into it. But you won't find the Dorsett Golden apple in your supermarket because it's a specialty apple that you can only grow in your own backyard. And its disease-resistant quality, as well as its many other merits, makes the entire process super easy.

Finally, no pruning is needed thanks to our hard work. When your Dorsett Golden Apple tree arrives, all you have to do is plant it. Don't worry about having to learn pruning techniques, because our experts have already done that work for you. Your tree will arrive properly pruned and perfectly shaped with the exact number of branches that it needs for fruit production.

Results delivered, straight to your door. When you order our Dorsett, you get a proven producer...get yours today!

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 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.

Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors


    
    
    
      5-10 outdoors
    
   Map 5-10 outdoors (hardy down to -10℉)
  • Mature Height: 12-15 ft.
  • Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Spacing: 15-20 ft.
  • Growth Rate: 2-3 ft. yearly
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ, ID, OR, CA, WA

Plant Care

Sunlight
Your Dorsett Apple needs lots of bright sunlight. Plant it in a spot that gets full sun (6-8 hours per day).

Watering
Water your Dorsett Apple regularly each week, more so during times of drought. When in doubt, check the soil 2-3 inches down and water when dry.

Fertilizing
Use a fertilizer that's formulated for apple trees and follow all label directions, which typically require applications from spring through summer.

Pollination Info

Dorsett Golden Apple Tree Pollination

Dorsett Golden 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...

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

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, 4, 5, & 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.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!


Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship within 1-2 days. 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.

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors


    
    
    
      5-10 outdoors
    
   Map 5-10 outdoors (hardy down to -10℉)
  • Mature Height: 12-15 ft.
  • Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
  • Sunlight: Full Sun
  • Blooms: Spring
  • Spacing: 15-20 ft.
  • Growth Rate: 2-3 ft. yearly
  • Does Not Ship To: AZ, ID, OR, CA, WA

Plant Care

Sunlight
Your Dorsett Apple needs lots of bright sunlight. Plant it in a spot that gets full sun (6-8 hours per day).

Watering
Water your Dorsett Apple regularly each week, more so during times of drought. When in doubt, check the soil 2-3 inches down and water when dry.

Fertilizing
Use a fertilizer that's formulated for apple trees and follow all label directions, which typically require applications from spring through summer.

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