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Golden Delicious Apple Tree

Golden Delicious Apple Tree

One of the Few Self-Pollinating Varieties

Yellow peel and sweetly tangy flavor make a tempting snack. One of the best pollinators for other varieties—so much so that it's been called a "rooster" tree! Best as a short-storage eating apple. Ripens mid Sept. to Oct.

Now available as a Reachables®! Reachables® Apple Tree produces full-sized fruit on a compact tree. This means it's easier to grow your own fruit even if you have limited space. You can plant Reachables in your garden, orchard or even a container. They are easier to manage than full-sized trees. Now one person can prune, spray, net and harvest the tree—without using a ladder! Please note: Because Reachables produce full-sized fruit on smaller trees, they require a tree support.

Why buy a Deluxe package - Deluxe fruit trees include 2 oz. Quik-Cal Pelletized Calcium to enhance fruit quality, 12 oz. bag of Fruit Tree Food Starter Formula, easy-to-use tree ties, a premium tree guard to protect the trunk from gnawing pests, mowers and weed trimmers, and a copy of Backyard Horticulture for Fun and Profit—How to Make $10,000 in Your Spare Time.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

  • Zone 4 - 7 (-20° F.)
  • Height Standard: 20 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • Light Requirements Full Sun
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  • SKU
  • Select Option
  • Price
  • 38026
  • Standard 2-4 ft-1 tree
  • Out Of Season
  • 62559
  • Standard Deluxe
  • Out Of Season
  • 62560
  • Reachables® 2-4 FT
  • Out Of Season
  • 62565
  • Reachables® Deluxe
  • Out Of Season

Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious'
  • Height: Standard: 20 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • Spacing: Standard: 18 feet. Reachables: 6-10 feet.
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 18 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Color: White blossoms.
  • Foliage: Deep green foliage.
  • Blooms: April
  • Form: Deciduous, rounded.
  • Flower Form: White blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained moist soil with good organic matter.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter/early spring, while trees are still dormant. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially, on young trees, to encourage a strong, solid framework. 2. On mature trees to maintain shape, maximize sun exposure and encourage fruit production. You will also want to remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Unwanted shoots and suckers can be removed at any time. Also remove any crossed, crowded or inward-growing limbs in late winter or very early sprin
  • Fruit: Large, golden-yellow fruit; firm, juicy, crisp and flavorful.
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating. Gala, Pristine, Jonathan, GoldRush, Sweet Sixteen (in Northern districts).
  • Yield: Standard: Approximately 5-10 bushels at maturity -- Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel

Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Fall 2019 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants Iris Hedges
1A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
1B-2A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
2B-3B 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
4A-6A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
6B 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
7A 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
7B-8B 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
9A-10B 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/21/2019
Zones 7-10: 11/4/2019
9/30/2019 10/28/2019

Fall 2019 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Summer Shipping Perennials Lady Beetles & Encapsulated
Earthworms
1A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 5/10/19 - 11/1/19
1B-2A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 5/10/19 - 11/1/19
2B-3B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/26/19 - 11/1/19
4A-6A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/12/19 - 11/1/19
6B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/5/19 - 11/1/19
7A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/5/19 - 11/1/19
7B-8B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 3/8/19 - 11/1/19
9A-10B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 2/22/19 - 11/1/19
Last Order Date 10/21/2019 10/28/2019

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:

Orders for hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious'
  • Height: Standard: 20 feet. Reachables: 6-8 feet. Reachables tree heights will vary some based on location, soil, light, temperature, and other environmental factors.
  • Spacing: Standard: 18 feet. Reachables: 6-10 feet.
  • Depth: Locate the planting depth indicator, the marked line above the tree's root system. The graft should be about 2 inches above the soil surface.
  • Spread: Standard: 18 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Color: White blossoms.
  • Foliage: Deep green foliage.
  • Blooms: April
  • Form: Deciduous, rounded.
  • Flower Form: White blossoms.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained moist soil with good organic matter.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune in late winter/early spring, while trees are still dormant. There are normally two goals when pruning an apple tree: 1. Initially, on young trees, to encourage a strong, solid framework. 2. On mature trees to maintain shape, maximize sun exposure and encourage fruit production. You will also want to remove any suckers coming from the rootstock. Unwanted shoots and suckers can be removed at any time. Also remove any crossed, crowded or inward-growing limbs in late winter or very early sprin
  • Fruit: Large, golden-yellow fruit; firm, juicy, crisp and flavorful.
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating. Gala, Pristine, Jonathan, GoldRush, Sweet Sixteen (in Northern districts).
  • Yield: Standard: Approximately 5-10 bushels at maturity -- Reachables: 3/4 - 1 bushel
Shipping Schedule

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

All plant items will be shipped to arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for your area of the country.

We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule:

Fall 2019 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   All Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants Iris Hedges
1A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
1B-2A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
2B-3B 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
4A-6A 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
6B 9/23/19 - 10/25/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
7A 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
7B-8B 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
9A-10B 9/23/19 - 11/8/19 8/5/19 - 10/4/19 09/23/19 - 11/01/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/21/2019
Zones 7-10: 11/4/2019
9/30/2019 10/28/2019

Fall 2019 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Summer Shipping Perennials Lady Beetles & Encapsulated
Earthworms
1A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 5/10/19 - 11/1/19
1B-2A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 5/10/19 - 11/1/19
2B-3B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/26/19 - 11/1/19
4A-6A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/12/19 - 11/1/19
6B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/5/19 - 11/1/19
7A 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 4/5/19 - 11/1/19
7B-8B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 3/8/19 - 11/1/19
9A-10B 7/26/19 - 10/25/19 2/22/19 - 11/1/19
Last Order Date 10/21/2019 10/28/2019

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:

Orders for hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

Shipping Notes:
Orders for gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection. The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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