An American apple, universally popular for nearly 200 years. Needs a favourable aspect in this country to perform it’s true potential.
Golden Delicious Apple tree – Season:
The longer it is left on the tree the better. Will store well into the new year and beyond.
Golden Delicious Apple - appearance:
Even, medium sized pure pale green to golden yellow throughout.
Golden Delicious apple trees – flavour:
Very sweet, mild, can be slightly honeyed. Crisp, juicy.
A classic dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
Moderate vigour, erratic cropper. Varieties such as ‘Greensleeves’ and ‘Limelight’ may be better garden alternatives with similar character.
Golden Delicious - Pollination: ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Some good suggested varieties for polinating Golden Delicious are:
Cox's Orange Pippin
Tree sizes for Golden Delicious apple trees for sale:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.