The Dorsett Golden apple tree produces an excellent, crisp, firm, and sweet fleshed apple. The Dorsett Golden apple is surrounded by a yellow skin with a kiss of red blush. The Dorsett Golden is one of our best apple varieties for the warm southern and coastal locations since it requires less than 100 hours of winter chill. The Dorsett Golden apple tree is a wonderful all-purpose apple. It's very early bearing, but needs thinning to stay productive over the years. Stores well for early apple. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Dorsett Golden apple trees for sale.
Uses: Fresh eating, pies, cooking, sauce, and cider
Harvest Period: Very early
Bloom Period: Very early
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Origin Date: Bahamas 1964
Disease resistance: Excellent
Storage: 1 month
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
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 idea 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. Learn more...
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.