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Early-Harvest Dorsett Golden Apple

  • 100 Chill Hours
  • Does Well In Warm Climates
  • Delicious Fruit and Early Harvest
  • Spring Flowers and Fall Color
  • Winner Of RHS Award Of Garden Merit

Dorsett Golden Apple (Malus domestica 'Dorsett Golden'), was first developed in the Bahamas in the 1950s and is well-suited to warm climates. It is really popular with growers in Zone 8 - 9, as its one of the few low-chill apples that require less than 100 chilling hours for a successful harvest.

From a purely aesthetic viewpoint, the Dorsett Golden Apple brings ornamental beauty to your lawn. Each spring, the Dorsett becomes blanketed in pink-tinged white blossoms that welcome in the season and send a call out to butterflies and hummingbirds. Those blooms quickly transform with the passage of time into orbs of golden fruit with a delectable flavor.

The Dorsett Golden Apple bears fruit that's medium to large in size, which is perfect for fresh-eating apples since they're not too small nor too big. The apples have a green-tinted yellow skin with a bit of rosy to scarlet blush that marks their time spent worshiping the sun while they mature. When set against the vibrant green foliage of the tree, these beautiful apples create a show all by themselves, much to the delight of both growers and passersby.

With every bite, you'll taste a slight vanilla hint with a sumptuously tart undertone.

A welcome addition to the fruit bowl, these apples are very versatile. Eat them fresh, right from the tree, or slice them into aApple pie, cobber, or crisp. The firm flesh makes the Dorsett Golden Apple a good choice for canning and preserving, which also gives you more of your crop to enjoy later on down the road.

After the harvest comes to a close, the fun isn't over with the Dorsett Golden. This self-fruiting tree (which sometimes fruits in its second year) creates a resplendent display of yellow, orange and red fall tones that add to your landscape and showcase mother nature's true beauty to the fullest.

Dorsett Golden is a lovely choice in an apple tree for your warm climate this year. Not only is it beautiful with spring flowers and a vibrant summer form, but it also produces an enticing harvest and spicy fall color. Why not try this award-winning Apple variety for your home today!

Recommended pollinators: Zestar! and Pink Pearl

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Dorsett Golden Apple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Malus 'Dorsett Golden'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 18 - 20 feet (Standard Height)
Mature Spread 18 - 20 feet (Standard Height)
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White