Red Delicious Apple Tree

Most Popular Variety!  An American Classic!

  • Chemical-free, GMO-free, Delicious Apples for you!
  • Dwarf Tree perfect for smaller yards
  • Pick apples in your own backyard
  • Great for Eating Fresh and Baking
  • Comes in a container, branched, and ready to plant
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The Red Delicious is not just America’s favorite Apple.  It is the most widely grown apple tree in the world.  This variety is as recognizable as it is versatile! The sweet and tender flesh of this deep red apple is adored by children and adults alike.

Red Delicious Apples are extremely versatile.  They are great for juicing, cider, baking, and cooking.  This mild, sweet apple is a tasty snack.  You will love picking fresh apples and eating them right off the tree with no worries of pesticides or GMOs.  The whole family can get in on the yummy fun of harvesting, eating, and cooking your very own apples!

In spring, white flower clusters coat this tree with a hint of pretty pink.  The Dwarf Red Delicious Apple tree is covered in dark green leaves until fall transforms this lovely tree into a golden vision. Finally the moment that everyone anticipates, the tree is adorned with dark red apples ready to be picked around October.

The Red Delicious Apple Tree requires full sun and moist, well-drained soil.  The mature size of this dwarf tree is 12 feet tall and wide.  The Red Delicious needs a pollination partner.  Try Gala, Fuji, Yellow Delicious, Granny Smith, or a Profusion Crabapple for best pollination. 

Apple trees are lovely in the landscape. Use them like you would any other flowering tree!  They offer an attractive look, blooms, AND a healthy snack!  Use as a specimen or focal tree in your yard, garden, or even a large mixed bed.  Apple trees look gorgeous lining a long driveway or on either side of a short one

Apples are high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamin A, and vitamin C.  It is a snack that everyone in the family can enjoy.  With delicious and nutritious fruits each fall, the Red Delicious apple tree creates special family time when it comes to harvest season.  From fresh eating to juice squeezing to baking and canning, Red Delicious apples will provide a sweet retreat.  Get your Red Delicious Apple tree today because an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ, CA, ID, OR
Brand Organic
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Sunlight Full Sun
Soil Type Fertile
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Orange
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Malus 'Red Delicious'

How To Care for your new Red Delicious Apple Tree

When planting your Red Delicious Apple tree be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive.  Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant.  However, if you avoid freezing temperatures and extreme heat you can plant your Apple tree almost any time of the year.  

Apple trees thrive in full sun and well drained soil Water deeply when planting and twice weekly for 3 months while your tree is establishing.  For the first year, we recommend watering deeply once weekly in spring and summer and once monthly in fall in winter after the establishment period.  After the first year you will only need to water during dry spells. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is recommended especially with newly planted trees.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.  Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost.  Choose a slow release fertilizer.  When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Prune your Apple in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches. 

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale, Aphids, Mites, and Apple Maggots are insects that can affect Apple trees.  You can treat the scale, mites, and aphids naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  Apple Maggot can be treated simply with traps you can purchase at any garden center.  Apple trees can encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection.  Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests.  It can be effective, but the entire tree must be coated in order for this method to be effective. 


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 1-2 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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We ordered a Red Apple from The Planting Tree a week ago and when our order arrived my husband joked that my new couch was here. We couldn't believe the size of the box and how well it was packed. Thank you for making our backyard complete.

March 4, 2016
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