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Description

Although unrelated to other Delicious varieties, Mollies Delicious tastes as good and is ready to eat a whole month earlier! Each tree grows up to 15' tall and bears very large, conical fruit with yellow flesh and a red blushing skin. The crisp, firm flesh has a fine texture and an unforgettable sweet-tart taste. A crisp and tasty choice for eating fresh, it is also ideal for cooking, canning and storing. Best pollinators: Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious or Braeburn. Ripens mid-late August.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Red
Fruit Size Medium
Ripens/Harvest Mid-late August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet/tart
Texture Crisp/firm
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

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 compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Questions & Answers

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Is it self pollinated tree?
Kate W on Jun 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This tree does require a pollinator.
We planted 2 Mollies Delicious & they are now bearing fruit. When is the best time to harvest the apples? I am in zip 76247, & the trees have a Western & Southwestern exposure.
K M on Jun 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You must also have a neighbor with a different kind of apple tree that's pollinating your Mollie's Delicioius, as they are not self-fertile. If you want a lot more apples, plant a Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious or Braeburn nearby. As for ripening, that will depend upon the weather conditions rather than a calendar. In late August/early September, cut one open. If the seeds are dark brown, the apples are ready to pick. Also, if the fruit is overly tart, it's not ready to harvest yet.

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