Useful, Great-Tasting Yellow Delicious Apple TreeClassic Apple is Great for Backyard Orchards
Sweet and Juicy
Wonderful Fresh Eating, Baking and Cooking Apple
Keeps Well in Storage
Excellent Pollinizer Tree for Other Apple Varieties
Self-Pollinating, But Much Larger Harvests With Partner Trees
Displays Disease Resistance
People all across the country want to grow their own apples for the outstanding flavor of tree-ripe fruit. It’s a great feeling to be prepared; and really nice to know exactly what was sprayed on your crop, as well.
Add a Yellow Delicious Apple Tree (Malus x ‘Yellow Delicious’) to your landscape this season. It’s self-pollinating, so you really only need one to enjoy a crop of versatile golden, pink-blushed good eating apples.
But if you add an early Apple tree variety, and a mid-season Apple tree variety, you’ll have much larger crops from each tree. Enjoy a month of super-fresh apples from your very own orchard!
This hardy tree bears fruit in landscapes across the country. Cold-hardy, heat tolerant, and disease-resistant, this kid-friendly planted tree is an excellent choice.
A close relative of Golden Delicious Apple, his late season favorite is an excellent pollinizer for other trees. Your whole family will appreciate the sweet, crisp, juicy flesh as a snack straight from the tree.
Prep them for homemade applesauce, made just the way you like it best. Peel and slice with a few other varieties for outstanding pies, cobblers and tarts.
Why suffer through a bland, store-bought apple? Grow your own and enjoy the “real deal”…after all, nothing tastes quite so satisfying as fruit from your very own fruit picked at the peak of ripeness.
Order Yellow Delicious Apple today, and get started this season.
How to Use Yellow Delicious Apple Tree in the LandscapeAdd fruiting trees to your Victory Garden as a productive (and beautiful) backdrop. This tree develops showy, golden orbs that are a lot of fun to watch.
They’ll look great from the beautiful white flowers in early spring, to finished! Plant them in a high-traffic area to enjoy the show. You’ll have pride developing an effective Edible Landscape that feeds yourself, family and friends.
If you only have room for one tree, allow the self-pollinating tree to grow to its full size and spread. Or, take the plunge with a high-density planting of 3 or 4 varieties grown in a single hole! Consider all these trees as a single tree with 4 trunks.
Manage the high-density planting with annual pruning for size control each summer. Don’t let any one of the varieties “take over” the planting. Prune to keep them all in balance.
Yellow Delicious is one of the world’s best pollinators for other varieties. Add an early and mid-season variety for a successive harvest of great-tasting fruit.
#ProPlantTips for CareApple trees require full sun, or at least six hours of direct sunlight for fruiting. Give Apple trees good air circulation, and well-drained soil.
Improve drainage by mounding up dirt in a heap that is 18 inches high and 3 feet wide. Plant directly in that mound, or add an attractive landscape border for a raised bed.
Conduct regular watering on a schedule. New trees need more attention, as do fruiting trees during drought conditions.
Apply a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system to cut down on surface evaporation. Please pull mulch back at least five inches from the trunk. You’ll save money on water with regular application of wood mulch.
Correct shape by pruning in late winter while your tree is dormant. Remove crossing branches to open up the canopy before new growth appears. The goal is to increase sunlight and air circulation through the tree’s branches and leaves.
Enjoy the sweet, crunchy fruit produced by your Yellow Delicious Apple tree. Just place your order soon, as we will sell out of this classic variety.
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen to Plant Yellow Delicious Apple TreesPlanting Bareroot trees as soon as you can dig a hole in spring and until hot weather, the earlier the better. Plant container Apple trees throughout the growing season with complete success – that is the benefit of container plants – to extend the planting season. Your County Agricultural Extension Office is a great resource for first and last frost dates in your area.
How to Plant Yellow Delicious Apple TreesDig a large hole only as deep as needed to accommodate the bareroot or container root ball, and twice as wide. Add Nature Hills Root Booster to speed root establishment. Remove the pot or bag and situate it into the hole so the top of the soil (soil line if bareroot), is level with the new location’s soil being careful not to plant too deep. Water in again very well and backfill with the same soil you dug up, tamping down gently to ensure there are no air pockets.
Top off with a 3-4 inch thick layer of Arborist mulch. Consider staking your tree to keep its trunk growing straight for the first year to ensure it stands tall against strong winds and drifting snow.
When to Prune Yellow Delicious Apple TreesTrim off any broken branches from delivery as soon as you take them out of the box. Prune and trim apple trees while dormant, in late winter or early spring, before you see new growth.
How to Prune Yellow Delicious Apple TreesDormant prune to:
Remove any double leaders or narrow crotch angles
Eliminate any crossing branches
Thin interior branching and leave the fruiting spurs and strong branches in place opening up the canopy
Branching at least 24-36 inches above the ground
Prune Apple trees in the summer to:
Control size and shape by reducing the length of longer new growth on vigorous trees
Remove water sprouts on the main trunk or older branches in the crown
Remove suckers at the base of the trunk
Thin fruit during heavy years on established trees
How to Care for Yellow Delicious Apple TreesGrowing an apple tree is easy when proper soil, good drainage, attention to moisture, and regular fertility are maintained. Once you’ve chosen an apple tree that works for your climate, in the size you need for your landscape, and its pollinator (if needed), then you’ve accomplished half the battle!
Apple trees do best in full sun and well-drained soil
Water your apple trees when it gets dry – especially during the fruit production stage, and drought periods to keep it stress-free
Use arborists’ wood chips to mulch over the roots of your apples and have your soil tested to see what your soil may be lacking before adding fertilizers
Maintenance pruning and shaping
Apple trees will tolerate a wide range of soils, so long as water and nutrients are not limited and the pH level is adequate.
How to Fertilize Yellow Delicious Apple TreesFor the first year, water alone is most important. It is always best to get a soil test to see what your soil is lacking before adding more fertilizers. Once established, a fertilizer routine may be beneficial. We do offer some excellent slow-release organic options, applied according to the package directions.
Fruit trees need more phosphate and it’s possible to apply too much nitrogen which affects the soil’s pH. Test soil acidity or alkalinity using a pH Tester.
Fertilize in spring when you first see new growth emerging.
Don’t overdo it
Phosphates are your friends
Pay attention to pH in areas with extremely high or low soil pH
Follow the directions
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree Pollinating InfoYellow Delicious is self-fruiting and doesn’t need a pollinating partner, but will bear more fruit when paired with these varieties:
Fuji Apple Tree
Gala Apple Tree
Red Delicious Apple Tree
Harvest Times for Yellow Delicious Apple TreesYellow Delicious’s are typically ready to harvest in September.
Early-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new apple tree growers. Weather, climate and your tree determine when it’s ripe.
Early-season is usually June-July
Mid-season can be August-September
Late-season can be from late September-November
The growing season consists of spring, summer, and fall, and varies with climate and weather. Areas with longer growing seasons in the warmer hardiness zones can greatly affect the harvest times for each particular apple variety grown in your area. Learn which growing zone you are in.
What Shipping Options Do You Offer?NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Yellow Delicious Apple Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Rootstocks ExplainedApple trees have been grafted onto different rootstocks since before the mid-1800s. Different rootstocks are used to improve the anchoring of trees, eliminate diseases, and reduce the natural mature size of the tree itself. While there are many different types of rootstock, they are all labeled as being either Dwarf, Semi-Dwarf, or Standard.
The apple descriptions, including flowering, pollination, and apple characteristics are the same whether the plant is grown on a standard rootstock or some varying dwarfing rootstock. The overall size can vary by climate and soil but the understock used is ultimately what affects the mature size.
There will be some variation in sizes but as a guide, we are suggesting the overall mature size of these apple varieties are:
Height: 12-18 feet
Spread: 10 – 15 feet
Height 18 – 25 feet
Spread: 15 – 18 feet
Remember that all fruit tree sizes can easily be altered if needed by simple pruning as the trees grow and develop.
Yellow Delicious Apple Tree
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Useful, Great-Tasting Yellow Delicious Apple TreeClassic Apple is Great for Backyard Orchards