This Red Delicious apple tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting
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