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Red Delicious Apple

Red Delicious Apple

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Red Delicious Apple (non-Spur)

Malus domestica 'Red Delicious'

Grandpa's Choice™" Red Delicious is an all-time favorite with everyone and hardly needs a description. Red Delicious has been a staple variety in the produce department for years. Our regular Red Delicious is an older non-spur strain that retains the crisp white flesh and great taste of Red Delicious. The tree is vigorous and ripens in mid-season in the fall. Let it hang to develop best flavor.


12-16 Feet



10-14 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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1870 Red Delicious Apple (non-spur) on Semi-Standard (EMLA 111) root, 2 year-Extra-Large grade $28.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Red Delicious'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grandpa's Choice™ Red Delicious is a non-spur tree with a lot of vigor. It can be susceptible to fire-blight if "pushed" too hard, so don't over-fertilize or over-trim to get too lush growth. Pollinate Red Delicious with almost any other apple, since it blooms right in the middle of the bloom season. For best size, thin to just "king" bloom--- the first bloom to open in the season.


A Little History about Red Delicious Apple (non-Spur)

The original Delicious apple was discovered as a seedling in Peru, Iowa in the late 1800;s and made famous worldwide because of its wonderful, sweet flavor. Grandpa grew some of the original Delicious on the farm, but always bemoaned the fact that people were introducing reddder and redder strains, which seemed to have less and less of the original flavor. Now, it seems that people identify the redder strain's flavor as more "delicious" than it ever was.

Malus domestica 'Red Delicious' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Mid-season blooming
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Very vigorous
Very productive
Upright habit
Harvest Period
Early fall
Other Attributes
Very juicy
Keeps well
Grandpa's Choice™
Very crisp
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
High dessert quality