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Time-tested and crowd-approved! Our most popular Red Delicious. We introduced this variety to rave reviews, and the bravos keep coming. Many orchards plant this spur-type tree because of its highly productive nature — it produces bushel after bushel of picture-perfect 4" red apples. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late September. Best pollinators: Stark® Jon-A-Red® Jonathan, Starkspur® Red Rome Beauty or any Golden Delicious.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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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 requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

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

Estimated Delivery Date

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1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
This is my son's favorite apple. I am glad to be able to get it in Dwarf size.
kim d on Apr 25, 2016
my favorite apple
fred o on Apr 18, 2016
This is my son's favorite apple. I am glad to be able to get it in Dwarf size.
kim d on Apr 25, 2016
reworking a corn field
Peter M on Apr 25, 2016
my favorite apple
fred o on Apr 18, 2016
A great apple that we all love and enjoy
ronnie s on Apr 8, 2016
A great eating apple that is hard to beat for taste.
Morris H on Apr 6, 2016
Really like the flavor of this Apple to eat.
Phyllis S on Apr 3, 2016
Ive grown about every other type, but not a red delicious
DOUG T on Mar 28, 2016
The best tasting red delicious we have ever grown!!!
DAVID M on Mar 23, 2016
Red Delicious Apples are a standard of tartness.
MICHAEL Q on Mar 17, 2016
works in my area well
Joseph C on Mar 7, 2016
this tree is also from my child hood even though this tree is gone the memory of running to the ball field and grabbing apples from the tree instead of eating dinner, or grabbing them from the tree in the morning to eat while waiting on the bus to come. this tree will be for my first granddaughter tessah to have a taste of my child hood. so i thank you for the continued good work..
ANTHONY S on Feb 20, 2016
reworking a corn field
Peter M on Apr 25, 2016
A great apple that we all love and enjoy
ronnie s on Apr 8, 2016
Will a Granny Smith be an adequate pollinators for a Red Delicious?
Suzanne on Feb 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry! Yes, the Granny Smith and Starkrimson Red Delicious will pollinate each other.

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love our red delicious trees from the best fruit tree ever
last years purchases are the healthiest trees in the orchard. We have been so delighted with a previous purchase of the Red delicious tree and when it was struck with lightening, we were devastated. There is no words to tell you how happy we are with the replacement trees
March 5, 2016
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