This classic American apple variety was named and introduced in the 1800’s but did not find it’s way to England for many years after. It does not show it’s finest attributes here but is still worth growing in a warm spot or as a cordon perhaps on a sunny wall.
Red Delicious Apple tree – Season:
Leave on the tree to develop as long as possible; eat from storage December to April.
Red Delicious - appearance:
Distinctivelt ‘tall’ conical apple with a tough, shiny skin almost entirely deep gleaming blood red. Inner flesh very white.
Red Delicious apple trees – flavour:
Dense, crisp and juicy flesh, very sweet with almost no acidity.
Dessert use and as decoration. Can be juiced.
Cropping & Growth
Medium vigour, largely trouble free but fruits needs sunshine and time to develop.
Red Delicious - Pollination: ‘C’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Kidds Orange Red
Tree sizes for Red Delicious apple trees
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 intermediate 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.