Garden Delicious Dwarf Apple Tree
Garden Delicious Dwarf Apple Tree is a genetic dwarf that can easily be maintained at 8 feet in a pot or in the ground. Garden Delicious produces sweet, crisp greenish-yellow apples that have a slight red blush and occasional russeting. Produces well even in hot climates and apples are great for dessert, as a storage apple and for cooking.
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Latin Name: Malus pumila
Site and Soil: All apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: M-7 is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock growing 12-16 ft. in height. M-7 is very hardy and adapted to most soils. Vigorous, drought tolerant, and well anchored, trees on M-7 should not require staking. Genetic dwarf trees such as Garden Delicious will be smaller.
Pollination Requirements: Requires another apple tree for cross-pollination. Apple Babe will pollinate Garden Delicious and is also a genetic dwarf. Consider Mason Bees to help pollinate and increase fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height
Fruit Skin: Greenish-yellow, slight red blush
Fruit Flesh: White
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: September
Yield: 30+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Garden Delicious is resistant to Apple Scab. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 4-8