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Easy-to-Grow! A Stark Pick

Change your perception of what “delicious” really means. In 1914, Paul Stark Sr. discovered an apple with an outstanding flavor that was sweet and juicy with a hint of zest. This fruit will be an instant favorite for pies, salads and your taste buds. The tree is cold-hardy, heat-tolerant and very productive — a dwarf size produces up to five bushels of apples. One of the most universal pollinators for other varieties. Ripens in late September. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Mild, Sweet
Texture Crisp, White
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Related Assortments

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We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Pollination and also like eating them
mike r on Apr 27, 2016
As a pollinator for my mutsu trees
Michelle W on Apr 21, 2016
Pollination and also like eating them
mike r on Apr 27, 2016
This variety says it is one of the only apple varieties that say they are self polinating, and hardy to zone 4, plus it says it is easy to grow.
Nicholas E on Apr 27, 2016
As a pollinator for my mutsu trees
Michelle W on Apr 21, 2016
We had to cut down our old Golden Delicious tree. Need a replacement of manageable size.
Mirjana C on Apr 18, 2016
Golden D apples are our favorite and Stark Bros quality is second to none.
Greg H on Apr 17, 2016
For use as pollen source.
W Blaine E on Apr 8, 2016
I needed an apple that my mom prefers to eat, as she's tried these before and loved them. I'm so happy to get this one in my yard. :-)
ronnie s on Apr 8, 2016
Favorite Apple. Even if they get old they stay juicy and not mealy. Good pollinator.
Andrew O on Apr 8, 2016
An all around great eating apple that I grew up eating.
Morris H on Apr 6, 2016
Golden Delicious apples do well in my zone (7A).
David S on Mar 31, 2016
I have grown this tree for the past 25 years. It produced an abundant crop most years and even when we had a late frost it managed to produce a few apples for me to eat fresh from the tree. I use it to make jelly, apple butter, applesauce, and freeze for making pies. My family love the frozen apples made into pies better than using fresh store bought apples to make them.
Zardrelle A on Mar 30, 2016
love this golden delicious apple less acid
frances r on Mar 29, 2016
My wife likes this apple.
Marcel C on Mar 26, 2016
My long-time favorite tasting apple, plus a good pollinator.
DEBRA K on Mar 24, 2016
Have honey crisp and they do so well I would like a different variety. Had golden delicious before and they are good eating and baking applies
susan t on Mar 23, 2016
love the taste
Gary D on Mar 19, 2016
good all around tree and my favorite to eat
Paul S on Mar 18, 2016
Golden Delicious Apples have always been a favorite of mine!
MICHAEL Q on Mar 17, 2016
Good eating apple
Gary L on Mar 16, 2016
Always been my favorite.
Sara E F on Mar 14, 2016
Pollinator plus good eating apple.
Ken S on Mar 6, 2016
We love apples but dont have the big yard for it so this dwarf tree is perfect for our back yard.
Evelyn R on Mar 2, 2016
As a pollinator, and the golden delicious is probably my single-most favorite apple!
Charles S on Feb 21, 2016
This variety says it is one of the only apple varieties that say they are self polinating, and hardy to zone 4, plus it says it is easy to grow.
Nicholas E on Apr 27, 2016
We had to cut down our old Golden Delicious tree. Need a replacement of manageable size.
Mirjana C on Apr 18, 2016
How long does it take for dwarf fruit tree to reach full height?
Cheryl D on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That depends on the tree, variety, environment, care, and maintenance. If you start with an average 3-4 ft tall apple tree, then I'd estimate it would be around 4-6 years after planting before it's near its 8-ft height. Just an estimate though. It's important to note that, under the right conditions, the tree often fruits before it has reached its mature height.
how cold hardy? early or late bloomer?
Bev L on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought it because it was available as a dwarf apple tree. It was listed as a pollinator of the red delicious apple tree and other varieties, as well as self-pollinating. Since I live in the north, I wanted a cold hardy, sweet apple tree that would survive the elements and blend in the suburbs. I plan on growing fruits of many layers in my landscape.
when does the Stark Golden Delicious bloom?
Don Z on Mar 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Early to mid April weather permitting
can I use Golden delicious apple to cross pollinate the honey crisp apple?
amir h on Mar 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can; the Golden Delicious is a great pollinator for Honeycrisp. These are all the trees we recommend as Honeycrisp apple tree pollinators: http://www.starkbros.com/tags/honeycrisp-apple-tree-pollinators

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Stark Golden Delicious Apple
You need to have a lot of golden delicious in your orchard. We have them in the center of our 40 trees and are planning to plant more on both ends. They cross pollinate and so far have been our biggest producer with large apples.
March 12, 2016
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