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Red & Gold Apple Tree Collection

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These are the two apples that put Stark Bro’s on the map, and both are perfectly “Delicious!” No home orchard should be without these two classic apple trees. This time-tested, cold-hardy and productive pair will give you bushel upon bushel of colorful apples. No pollination worries: Golden Delicious is a self-pollinator, and will also pollinate the Red Delicious. They will ripen together in late September.

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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.

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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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
my two favorite apples for fresh eating,yum
tim j on Apr 2, 2017
The very best two apple trees to own
Lowell S on Oct 18, 2016
my two favorite apples for fresh eating,yum
tim j on Apr 2, 2017
I love golden delicious, he loves the Reds
Sally R on Oct 30, 2016
The very best two apple trees to own
Lowell S on Oct 18, 2016
Good luck and good production from same trees planted 7 years ago.
Gerry H on May 26, 2016
Love these apples. Best taste of all I have tried.
Terry S on Apr 1, 2016
I love golden delicious, he loves the Reds
Sally R on Oct 30, 2016
Good luck and good production from same trees planted 7 years ago.
Gerry H on May 26, 2016
I recently planted 2 dwarf apple trees. Will it harm the trees if I plant a vegetable garden between and around them?
g3n3fi on Mar 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a 5 graft apple tree I planted a few years ago as a memorial to my pup that passed. I grow mizuna, Swiss chard, onions, garlic, yarrow, lavender, strawberries and nasturtiums directly in the bed. Both the tree and the occupants of the bed are high yielders. Between this apple and its neighbor, a nectarine, I have a large veggie bed and in the nectarine bed I have a variety of garlic and onion varieties.

The key is to make sure you leave yourself room for picking/maintenance and planning what you plant. Some common veggie pests can also attack fruit trees and vice versa, so avoid planting these together and creating a buggy buffet. Instead chose plants which repels pests. The nasturtiums, alliums, and lavender were all included for this reason.

When the tree fills in and starts creating a lot of shade switch to more shade tolerant plants. I have a pawpaw that's very full and created a dead spot, so I planted heritage red raspberries, American ginseng, spearmint, ginger, and turmeric with rhubarb around the very outside so it's sort of half shade. It's a fun little experiment. I obviously have to replant the ginger and turmeric every year but everything lives quite well together. The spearmint wants desperately to take over but the lack of sun and strength of its neighbors keeps it in check.

Anyway, research and plan and it should go just fine.

Good luck
Are both trees in the red and gold special collection # 29106 spur type?
Nola H on Mar 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Starkrimson?? Red Delicious tree in this collection has a spur-bearing habit. The Stark?? Golden Delicious is semi-spur bearing and highly productive but, if you wanted a truly spur-bearing Golden Delicious, I'd recommend the one called Starkspur?? Golden Delicious instead.

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Trees in the desert
I have an orchard that I have established over the years buying fruit trees from Stark Bros. They have been planted in the worst soil ever; alkali and clay. I put some soil conditioner in the holes before planting but can't improve all the dirt. Anyway, the trees are doing wonderful and we have had an overabundance of peaches, apples and pears this year. The new apple trees that I have planted are starting to make shade (a good thing when the temp is 104). I order my trees with confidence from Stark Bros. Sydney Peterson
September 1, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Too soon to give good review
Trees are growing. Process is alittle slow because of our weather pattern. Trees look good but it this rate it may be a few years before any production
May 16, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
New customer and fruit tree planter
I have never written a review for any company before. Ever. This is my first time planting fruit trees and recently ordered the golden and red delicious combo from StarkBros and a peach tree. I was hesitant since being a novice to bare root trees and when they arrived I was extremely nervous. I received my trees quickly after ordering and have them in the ground following the easy instructions, and now just barely a month later all 3 trees are looking wonderful and leafing already. I will buy more products from Stark in the future, without a doubt.
May 4, 2017
Thriving
this pair of young apples are going into their second season with me. They are thriving and appear to be well rooted.
My first Stark fruit trees were planted 31 years ago, and many have aged out. these are part of an ongoing replacement program.
Stan Stevens
May 5, 2017
Great
The trees arrived dormant and were planted per the instructions, they are doing wonderful!
May 8, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Young tree
I think I planted this last year or the year before. Can't wait to get some fruit. It did have blossoms on it several weeks ago so i am keeping my fingers crossed.
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Trees
Three of four trees lived. The ones that came out are doing well. Also bought red maple and an almond tree. They are also doing well. Bought six trees total five lived.
June 5, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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