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Malus x domestica 'Red Delicious'

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Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Delicious

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5 members have or want this plant for trade.

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time:
Late season flowering

Pollination:
Diploid

Rootstock Vigor:
Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:
Spur

Disease Resistance:
Resistant to Apple Powdery Mildew
Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust
Resistant to Fireblight

Fruit Usage:
Dessert

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

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Profile:

1 positive
3 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral mkjones On Mar 28, 2011, mkjones from Aurora, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I just purchased this apple cultivar at Costco today -- very excited to see how it fares out here in Aurora, TX!

Positive mrs_colla On Nov 26, 2007, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Thin the fruit if you want big fruits, leave them if you like small apples for the children in your household.
They need a little more chill than we usually have, but the fruit is worth the wait. They also tend to grow crops every two years if you don't thin.
Anyhow, enjoy the delicious sweet fruit!

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 5, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Most widely-grown apple in the world. Fruits mid-season. Needs a pollinizer

Neutral smiln32 On Jan 25, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This cultivar is widely known. Flavor is sweet and color is a deep red all over. Fruit is crisp and pale yellow. Great for fresh eating, ciders and for salads. Storage potential is outstanding in controlled environments - up to 10 months. Bruising is a problem with this variety.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Anselmo, California
Watkinsville, Georgia
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Andover, Kansas
Tecumseh, Michigan
Traverse City, Michigan
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Colville, Washington



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