This plant may not thrive in your area
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!
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...
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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 3rd|
|Zone 5||Week of April 10th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 29th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|
|Order Total||Shipping Charges|
|Less than $15||$11.99|
|$129 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
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