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Stark® Double Delicious® Apple

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Item #136475, Semi-Dwarf. Ships 1' 6" - 3' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® pot. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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Description

The best of both worlds on one tree! Features two apple favorites — Stark® Golden Delicious and Starkrimson® Red Delicious — grafted onto one tree. You will enjoy bushels of sweet, plump and juicy apples that are great for fresh eating or baking. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late September. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Refer Individual Varieties
Texture Juicy, 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.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

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. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Self-pollinating, and two apple varieties on one tree.
Terry N on Dec 10, 2018
I thought it looked interesting.
Tiffany B on Sep 20, 2018
Self-pollinating, and two apple varieties on one tree.
Terry N on Dec 10, 2018
Great apples with a purpose for border fencing
David M on Oct 5, 2018
I thought it looked interesting.
Tiffany B on Sep 20, 2018
two colors will be fun for the kids
Ronda C on Sep 4, 2018
I chose this because it???s compatible for my area. I think double delicious apples would be great to eat.
Sheri M on Jun 29, 2018
i have a very small yard and love the idea of having two different favorite apples on one tree
Laura F on May 12, 2017
I could only have one tree so a self pollinator was what I needed. We love apples. So that is why I picked the Double Delicious Apple.
Marsha L on Apr 22, 2017
wanted a unique house warming gift
Craig L on Mar 31, 2017
Wanted to have both apples but with limited space this option was able to provide the best of both with out sacrifice.
Chris D on Dec 26, 2016
oh! I love apples... it fascinate me to see different type of apples in one tree. I bought other apple tree from here today and it need a delicious apple to pollinate with. can wait to taste them!
fely mae l on Sep 23, 2016
We had wanted the two trees, but space is limited in our yard. We had often joked "wouldn't it be great if we could get both on one tree" and here it is. No joke.
Brian B on May 19, 2016
My folks had one. It will remind me of my youth. Plus I like apples fresh off a tree. Now if they could make one squirrel repellant..
David G on Apr 21, 2016
Self pollinating and two kinds on one tree
kevin m on Apr 20, 2016
Self-Pollinating and smaller size for limited space areas.
Timothy B on Apr 5, 2016
I like Goldens my wife likes reds,and it's a neat idea
Andrew B on Mar 31, 2016
Ripens later than Gala and Honeycrisp, pollinates Honeycrisp
George S on Feb 18, 2016
Great apples with a purpose for border fencing
David M on Oct 5, 2018
two colors will be fun for the kids
Ronda C on Sep 4, 2018
What are the minimum chill hours for this tree?
Katie S on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Both the Golden Delicious and Red Delicious varieties on this tree favor a range between 800-1500 chill hours.
we live on very sandy ground, will this tree work out ok on sandy ground?
Kristina B on Oct 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We live on very sandy ground, too. When planting, I mixed in lots of compost into the soil and hole and keep it properly fertilized. After 2 1/2 years, it's still growing happily.
I live in upstate NY when is a good time to plant this double delicious apple tree? They are going to be a birthday gift for my husband since buying our first home it is something he has always wanted
M V on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm on my second year with this tree and it is growing great. We have heavy clay here in Colorado, so I had to dig a 4x4x2 hole and mix some of the clay with sand and tree and shrub soil. I planted on a slight slope and elevated the root ball in the hole for drainage. I'm hoping it will blossom next year.
can you grow these trees in a large 20 gallon pot?
steve w on Jul 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sure, many people do. Just make sure it's compatible with your zone and move it to an unheated garage or shed for the winter. Loosely wrap it in an old tarp or blanket and gradually move it back outdoors when the temps get into the upper 50s.
Is this a good tree for espalier?
Jan W on Apr 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This tree looks pretty amazing as an espaliered specimen; yellow apples on one side, red on the other. Quite a conversation piece. If you're interested, we have a good article on the subject here: //www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/espalier-fruit-trees
Do self pollinating apple trees pollinate non self pollinating trees?
JWilder on Mar 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They can, depending upon the variety. If the bloom times are similar, they will cross-pollinate and produce more/larger fruit on both trees.
Is it possible to prune these two-in-one fruit trees to make them very compact?
Dharma on Feb 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can prune them to virtually any size less than its mature height/width that you want.
Will this work together in Ct along with my existing Liberty tree I purchased last yr from you? My Liberty made no fruit this yr as I only have the one tree. I do have 3 existing VERY OLD Delicious trees, but still no fruit on my Liberty. Thanks for the advice.
Fred Y on Sep 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Liberty takes 2-5 years to bear fruit, so a little patience is necessary. :-) Liberty also blooms too early for either Red or Golden Delicious, and your old Delicious trees will not pollinate these; you will need a different early-blooming variety to pollinate Liberty, like Freedom or Starkspur UltraMac.
Can this tree be used as a pollinator for Honey Crisp?
Barry M on Jul 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because the Stark?? Double Delicious tree is part Golden Delicious, it will serve as the perfect pollinator for Honeycrisp???.

Customer Reviews

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My tree is growing like crazy. This is the first year, but we had tons of blooms. Looking forward to apples in a couple of years.
May 10, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Double Delicious Apple Tree (Annie)
My little Annie has only been in the ground for a little over a year. She weathered the winter perfectly and is in full spring growth mode at the moment. I was completely satisfied and happy with the shipment when the tree arrived and had her spot in the yard all picked out. So far the tree is thriving and I can't wait for the next several years to pass so we can enjoy the gorgeous fruit we are anticipating. Stark does an amazing job with packaging the trees for shipment and the instructions included are a great help. I've also enjoyed the online help and instruction available for this tree and other nursery items.

I also ordered a Double Delicious Apple for my boss who lives closer to Houston, TX. Her mother passed away last year so I sent her this tree to plant as a memorial to her mom. She loves and pampers her tree and is so proud it is growing so nicely.

Thank you Stark for making growing things enjoyable and sharing your knowledge.
Barbara Ralston
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
fantastic tree
I planted this tree 1 year ago, knowing I wouldn't get apples for 2-5. it was a beautiful bare root tree in great shape. it took to it's new home beautifully last year and had no problems.

this year, I was excited to see flowers, and surprised to find fruit already on the free. I removed 51 fruit (yes I counted), leaving about 20 fruit on the free. I removed that much fruit because the tree is still so young and I was afraid the weight of that much fruit would break the young branches. this tree has out performed my expectations, and I've been telling everyone I know how pleased I am with stark bros.
May 11, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Not the Stark Bros I once knew!
I got this scrawny whip with a little bud coming off it that was the second variety. This year I had to prune the main part a lot just so that small limb could catch up. Maybe in a few years, I will be able to call it a tree. The tree that it replaced was so much nicer than this twig.
May 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Two for One!!
I love the idea of two great apples from one tree. Once, individuals had to do this themselves. Now it's done for you!! Thank You Stark Bros.'s!
May 22, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
incredible tree
I planted a 2-foot tree last May. A year later, we got a few apples although the tree is very young. At least six tiny fruits that are growing. I expected the tree to bear fruit on the 3rd year. Nice surprise!
May 11, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Getting Fruit Already?!
We purchased and planted this tree last summer in late June. A few weeks after planting, it got several flowers, but they did not produce fruit. This summer, it had about 15 blooms. Six of them started to turn into apples. A couple of them fell off, but there are still 3 that are developing nicely! I'm so pleased that it is producing fruit after only 1 year of planting! It has almost doubled in size! The foliage is thick and lush. We are so pleased with this tree and would recommend it to others.
June 24, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
I have bought many peach and apple trees from Stark Brothers and my double delicious tree will be entering its 3rd summer and it has quite a few blossoms on it this year for the first time. It's doing great like every tree I have bought from Stark Brothers. I wouldn't buy a fruit tree from any one else. Thank you very much.
May 2, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing well
Tin it's second year and it's growing great this spring!
May 2, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Stark Double Delicious Apple
This tree has been growing for 2 seasons now, it has not produced any fruit yet. I am hoping to get some apples in a season or two from it.
May 7, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago