Sweet Delicious apple is a crisp, firm, fine grained fruit with a very sweet, yellow flesh. The Sweet Delicious apple skin often greenish-yellow, orange overtones, sometimes streaked red, some russeting with rough skin. Sweet Delicious apple tree is a large fruit with the a sugary aromatic flavor. If you're looking for a late season sweet, dense dessert apple this one shouldn't be missed. Often overlooked, parentage is a cross between Deacon Jones and Delicious. Please see below for further insight on our heirloom apple tree Sweet Delicious and discover additional consideration for selecting the appropriate fruit trees to buy for your home and small farm.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Sweet Delicious Apple
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Cider, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: New York 1911
Storage: 1-2 months
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 10-12 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 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.