Red Delicious Apple

Malus x domestica 'Red Delicious'

This is America's favorite snacking Apple! Prepare yourself for an extra crunchy, mildly sweet, flavorful apple; home grown Red Delicious are much tastier than those you will find in the supermarket. Vigorous trees produce lots of juicy, sweet fruit that keeps well. Harvest in September and October. Recommended chilling: 900 hours. Deciduous.
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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 to 16 ft. tall, 10 to 14 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water deeply at regular intervals during the growing season. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Prune in winter when dormant, as needed.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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