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Crisp and Sweet Garden Delicious Apple Tree

  • Early Season
  • 600 Hours Chilling Requirement
  • Excellent Flavor
  • Can Be Sauced
  • Makes Amazing Desserts
  • Great Keeping Apple
  • Enjoy Homegrown Apples, Even in Tiny Backyards
  • Natural Dwarf Apple Tree Can Be Grow in Large Containers
  • Fruit is Full-Sized
  • Good Performance in Hot Climates
  • Resistant to Apple Scab
  • Self Pollinating

Boost your family's "Food Security" by growing your own fruit trees. Natural dwarfed Garden Delicious Apple trees make it easy.

Garden Delicious has greenish-yellow skin, slight russeting around the stem and a pretty red blush that deepens in cooler climates. It's a great-tasting, sweet and crisp backyard orchard variety that can fit just about anywhere.

Self-fruitful genetic dwarf plant fits into most any landscape in a sunny, well-drained spot. Who wouldn't love that!

These super cold-hardy trees can even be grown in large containers. They look so darling with white springtime blossoms and cute crops that ripen for an early-season harvest.

People across the country can get their homegrown fruit fix with these fantastic small trees. Garden Delicious apples have a crisp texture and hold up well during baking and cooking.

Go ahead and take the compliments for your scrumptious cobblers and pies. Cook them down into sauces for baby. They'll keep a long time in cold storage.

Even if you already have several varieties growing in a backyard orchard, you'll appreciate disease-resistant Garden Delicious. These crisp keepers are a great addition to your edible landscape.

Order Garden Delicious Apple trees from Nature Hills today!

How to Use Garden Delicious Apple Tree in the Landscape

Grow these in the ground with Apple Babe partners and let them decorate your landscape as special accent trees. There is something very special about fruiting trees.

After all, these small trees are quite ornamental in their own right. Bright white springtime blooms for butterflies and edible crops each year are a nice benefit.

Create a mulched planting bed, and let them grow to their full height and spread. Try them along your fence in a sweet little orchard row.

Or, place them behind your patio furniture. You'll gain a fantastic privacy screen in summertime.

Add them to your modern Victory Garden. They make a wonderful backdrop to your annual vegetable patch.

Try a row of large containers along the edge of your deck or balcony. If you live in Zone 4 or 5, water them well in late fall, then cover the containers with winter protection wrap to protect the roots.

They also make a perfect tiny shade tree for a child's playhouse, chicken coop or dog run. Add them to Children's Gardens for an excellent learning opportunity.

Keep it easy for yourself. Remove lawn and mulch underneath Apple trees!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant Apple trees where they will get as much full sun as possible. Give them at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

Morning sun is best, as that is the drying sun. It helps keep your fruit tree healthy because the strong rays dry off the foliage very quickly.

Plan to water regularly, especially as the fruit is developing. Container-grown trees can be set up on drip irrigation systems to take just about all the work out of the process.

Add a three-inch layer of wood mulch to keep the root system nice and cool. Spread the mulch out three feet past the canopy.

Just be sure to pull the mulch back several inches all around the trunk. Please don't let mulch touch the main trunk of your Garden Delicious tree.

In late winter, prune to shape the strong horizontal scaffolding branches. You'll want to eliminate branches that crowd the canopy at that time.

Keep your tree small with summer pruning for size control. Tip prune to an outside-facing bud at the height you want. Smaller trees make for easier harvests!

Place your order to grow your own great-tasting dessert apples. We'll sell out of this widely adaptable small Apple tree. If you see Garden Delicious in stock, order now!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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 .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Garden Delicious Apple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus pumila 'Garden Delicious'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes