Yellow Delicious Apple Tree

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Useful, Great-Tasting Yellow Delicious Apple Tree

  • Classic Apple is Great for Backyard Orchards
  • Late Season
  • Crisp Texture
  • Sweet and Juicy
  • Kid-Approved
  • 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
  • Vigorous
  • Widely Adaptable
  • 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 Landscape

Add 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 Care

Apple 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 Questions

When to Plant Yellow Delicious Apple Trees

Planting 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 Trees

Dig 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 Trees

Trim 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 Trees

Dormant 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 Trees

Growing 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 Trees

For 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 Info

Yellow Delicious is self-fruiting and doesn't need a pollinating partner, but will bear more fruit when paired with these varieties:

Harvest Times for Yellow Delicious Apple Trees

Yellow 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.

For Apples:

  • 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 Explained

Apple 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:

Semi-Dwarf Apples

  • Height: 12-18 feet
  • Spread: 10 - 15 feet

Standard Apples

  • 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.

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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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50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Yellow Delicious Apple Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Malus domestica 'Yellow Delicious'
Type Deciduous
Rootstock M7
Mature Height Semi-Dwarf Height: 12 - 18 feet | Standard Height: 18 - 25 feet
Mature Spread Semi-Dwarf Spread: 10 - 15 feet | Standard Spread: 15 - 18 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes