Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The Golden Delicious stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’s apart.
Golden Delicious is an American apple, universally popular for nearly 200 years. Needs a favourable aspect in this country to perform it’s true potential.
Golden Delicious stepover 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.
Empire - Pollination: ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Here are some good suggested varieties:
Cox's Orange Pippin