Red Delicious cordon apple trees


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Red Delicious cordon apple trees
This variety is particularly worthwhile as a cordon tree as the fruits will ripen better, recieving more sunshine.

Red Delicious is well known for it's superbly finished glossy deep red blocky fruits which look magnificent in the fruit bowl or as table decoration. Leave on the tree for as long as possible to ripen; stores until April.

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Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.

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 treesflavour:

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

Peasgood Nonsuch


Merton Knave


Charles Ross



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