Garden Delicious Genetic Dwarf Apple Tree

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Dwarf, Bare-root. Ships 3 – 4' Tall with a 3/8" trunk. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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About the Garden Delicious Genetic Dwarf Apple Tree

An easy-to-maintain dwarf apple tree for any growing space!

The Garden Delicious is a genetic dwarf apple tree that only reaches about 8-10 ft. in height. Developed by Floyd Zaiger, the Garden Delicious Genetic Dwarf apple tree can be planted in the ground or in a container. It’s the perfect size for a patio apple tree!

Lovely blooms make their appearance in April, followed by full-sized apples that ripen in September. Garden Delicious produces sweet, yellow-green apples that have a slight red blush. These apples store well and are wonderful for cooking, preserving, and baking.

How to Grow Garden Delicious Apples

The Garden Delicious is a very productive tree for its size and it starts producing at an early age. This apple tree performs well in hot climates and is also cold hardy. Plant in full sun with well-draining soil. The Garden Delicious is known to have resistance to apple scab.

For best results and for a larger crop, plant with a pollinator nearby. With a little maintenance, you’ll have homegrown apples to harvest from your own backyard!

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Pink, White
Chill Hours 600 - 700
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 4
Zone Range 4 - 8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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 compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


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. Plant one of these varieties within 100' for best results.

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.

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