Once upon a time (circa 1914), a mysterious little apple tree was found growing in West Virginia. The tree was allowed to grow and grow, and eventually it bore its first apples. Upon tasting these new fruits, the land owner sent a few to Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co. "What think you? Are these not the most delicious apples you have ever tasted?" Paul Stark Sr. couldn't agree more! After purchasing the tree and surrounding land, Stark Bro's began propagating the legendary Stark® Golden Delicious. Every Golden Delicious apple since then has come from that one mysterious little apple tree.
This outstanding tree is self-pollinating, and it's also a universal pollinator to most any other variety. The deep golden fruits provide juicy-sweet zest, desired for fresh eating and homemade pies. Golden Delicious slices do not quickly brown, which makes them ideal for salads and dipping. Any way you look at it, there are only benefits to growing your own Golden Delicious apple tree!
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Since 1816, Stark Bro's has promised to please customers with the very best fruit trees and landscaping products, no matter what. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, let us know within a year of delivery and we will send you a free one-time replacement or a refund of the full purchase price.
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Trees that are shipped without soil to ensure good contact with soil in your yard. When shipped, they are about 3-4' tall with 3/8" or larger trunk diameter. When they mature, they will be one of three sizes*:
Matures to be about 8-10' tall and wide. Provides an abundance of full-size fruit.
Matures to be about 12-15' tall and wide. Gives maximum fruit yield per square foot.
Matures to be about 15-25' tall and 20' wide. A multi-purpose fruit and shade tree.
Top-grade, bare-root trees that give you a head start on growing. When shipped, they are about 4-5' tall with 5/8" or larger trunk diameter.
Trees in bottomless pots that allow some roots to be air pruned, so that a dense mass of productive, feeder roots can grow within the pot to make transplanting easier. Mature sizes vary. When shipped, they are about 1-2' tall.
Top-grade, potted trees chosen to give you a head start on growing. When shipped to you, they are about 3-4' tall.
*Tree sizes may vary by variety. See our Growing Guide for details.