Red Delicious apple tree is mutation of Delicious apple tree. It discovered by Lewis Mood near Monroeville, New Jersey. The most of characteristics of this apple tree and fruit similar to Delicious. The fruit is famous for its honey flavor and dark read color. Flesh is crisp, juicy, tender, and fine grained with mild flavor. It is excellent for fresh eating and holds flavor and crispness until May. Tree is fast growing and good yielding. To keep tree to produce fruit annually, it should be thinned. It is resistant to Cedar Apple Rust (CAR) and Fire Blight (FB). Ripens from late September to mid-October. Requires 700-800 chill hours and grows zones 5-8.
Red Delicious Apple Tree
Red Delicious apple tree is mutation of Delicious apple tree. Resistant to CAR and FB. It is one of the best fresh eating apple variety with its unique honey aroma.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.