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Yellow Delicious Apple Tree

Yellow Delicious Apple Tree

Yellow Delicious Apple Tree

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Yellow Delicious Apple Tree

The yellow delicious apple tree is one of the most popular types of apple trees, and it is easy to see why. These trees are extremely low maintenance, and the apples are very juicy, crispy and sweet. The yield from this tree is exceptionally fast, and it can be grown organically without pesticides.

For baking and scrumptious desserts, yellow delicious apples are the way to go. They add wonderful flavor to any recipe and the apples aren't at all bitter or tart, unlike some other varieties. Their tender skin makes them very palatable, and you'll need a napkin when you bite into the juice. These apples also store well, so you can enjoy fresh apples for months after the harvest.

The yellow delicious apple tree generally grows from about ten to 15 feet tall and eight to ten feet wide. It provides nice shade for any yard, and children will love playing underneath it. You can even have a peaceful picnic under this tree right in your very own backyard. Plant the yellow delicious apple tree in full to partial sun. It has a good drought resistance and is ideal for zones 5 to 8.

For an even bigger yield, cross-pollinate the yellow delicious apple tree with a Gala, Red Fuji or Granny Smith. Cross-pollination gives you even more apples every season. Regardless of whether or not you decide to cross-pollinate, you won't need any pesticides with this tree. It is virtually disease resistant and hardy and thus requires little work.

When your shipment arrives, you'll find that your tree looks rather bare at first. This is because we prune it back before shipping it off to you. The pruning means that you'll get apples in the very first year. The tree will be busy taking up strong roots during that year instead of having to fortify already long branches. Other nurseries may sell you trees that are already at their peak, but this practice actually results in an inferior product. With us, you truly get fast growing trees, and ones you can enjoy right away.

The yellow delicious apple tree has been an American staple for many years. You can't go wrong with this tried and true variety. For a classic look and classic taste, choose the yellow delicious. You will soon find yourself the envy of your neighborhood, and you'll always be ready with gift baskets for friends and family.

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Compatible Growing Zone

You are in Growing Zone 6

Pollination Requirements

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to it's growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.


Growing Zone 5,6,7,8 Botanical Name Malus 'Yellow Delicious'
Mature Width 8-10 ft Mature Height 10-15 ft
Sun Tolerance Full Sun Chill Hours 700
Wet Soil Tolerance Fair Shade Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Good Heat Tolerance Excellent
Hummididty Tolerance Good Pest Resistance Good
Disease Resistance Fair Deer Resistant Fair
Ripens Late Soil Type Loamy, Well Driained
Self Fertile No Spacing 8-10 ft


Growing Zone 5,6,7,8 Botanical Name Malus 'Yellow Delicious'
Mature Width 8-10 ft Mature Height 10-15 ft
Sun Tolerance Full Sun Chill Hours 700
Wet Soil Tolerance Fair Shade Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Good Heat Tolerance Excellent
Hummididty Tolerance Good Pest Resistance Good
Disease Resistance Fair Deer Resistant Fair
Ripens Late Soil Type Loamy, Well Driained
Self Fertile No Spacing 8-10 ft

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Planting & Care

Planting and caring for your new fruit tree is easy. To get started, find a good spot in your yard or a large container. The location should have good drainage and adequate sunlight. For a container, be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and that it is large enough for the root ball to fit with some extra room.

In the yard, dig a hole that is a few inches shallower than the height of the root ball and three times as wide. The roots need room to spread outwards, but you don't want it to sit too deep in the hole. If your soil is especially dense and compacted, you may need to go out wider and loosen up the soil.

Before placing the root ball in the hole or container, pull the roots gently to space them out a little and cut off any damaged roots. Place the tree into the hole or container, ensuring that the point at which the roots meet the trunk is going to be an inch or two above the surrounding soil.

Carefully add the soil back into the hole or add your potting mix to the container. It helps to have one person hold the tree upright while you do this. It helps to keep the tree straight. As you fill in the soil, take steps to prevent air pockets from forming by removing large pieces of debris, breaking up large, dense clumps of soil, and water a little at a time. The soil should slope downward from the trunk to prevent water pooling around the roots, but the tops of the largest roots should protrude from the soil.

Water your new tree thoroughly to settle the soil. Water it again when the top two-inch layer of soil dries out. As your tree grows and the roots develop, you can water less often. Your tree will arrive pruned, so you only need to prune it once a year, in early spring, to keep its shape and to promote more fruit development, or to keep it small if you are growing in a container.

Fertilizer is not always necessary. If your tree grows well and looks healthy, it probably doesn't need any feeding. If you are not happy with how fast it is growing, of if you notice any signs of poor nutrition, you can apply an appropriate fertilizer once or twice a year. Our trees are hardy and you should not need to spray for pests or disease.


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We take pride in accurate and on-time shipping dates. Of course there are factors that could delay these dates. These are estimates, and we cannot guarantee exact shipping dates. Shipping live products has its challenges and occasionally Mother Nature does not abide by our time frames. On rare occasions we have to delay shipping due to severe weather forecasts in your area or ours. Sometimes the seasons are delayed and plants take longer to reach specifications. Although these types of delays are rare, we try to keep you informed. The health of your plants is our highest concern.

Spring Shipping
Due to the nature of certain cold sensitive plants, it is best to ship them during months with milder temperatures. Spring shipped items are identified on their product page, as well as information on Northern States that ship in spring. Most trees and plants we carry can safely be planted year-round, but you may prefer planting in warmer weather. If you would like to receive a plant earlier than designated or delay its delivery date, we are happy to schedule what’s most convenient. Just call us at 1-888-286-1004.

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Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning & Trimming

Most Fruiting Plants Are Pruned Before Shipping... At No Cost To You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.