Dorsett Golden
Bahamas 1964


$39.95

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Dorsett Golden is an excellent, crisp, firm, sweet flesh surrounded by yellow skinned with a kiss of red blush. One of the best apples for warm southern and coastal locations, as it requires less than 100 hours of winter chill. The Dorsett Golden is a wonderful all-purpose apple. Early bearing, but needs thinning to stay productive over the years. Stores fairly well for early apple


CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449


Growing Considerations for Dorsett Golden
Bahamas 1964

USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom Period: Early

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Harvest Period: Very Early

Low Chill: Yes

Origin Date: 1945 and beyond

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Storage: 3-4 weeks

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 10-12 ft.

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch *;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Basic tips for pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. 

                                                                                                  

 


Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.