The Red Delicious Apple has achieved something that very few other fruit varieties have. It’s true that the Red Delicious fruit has a deep, intense, sugary flavor with a seemingly crystallic texture that melts in your mouth. This alone makes Red Delicious a fruit worth having, yet it has another benefit making it an even more attractive choice. Simply put, the fruit itself is stunningly beautiful. A deep ruby color blushes over the ripe apples, perfectly clashing with the dark green leaves, giving the apples an effect of popping out of the tree. The apples are consistently symmetrical with a gorgeous rounded triangular shape so perfect that it doesn't seem natural. These terrific qualities make a Red Delicious equally powerful as both an ornamental and orchard tree in a landscape.
What’s great about the Red Delicious tree?
- Red Delicious apples are as beautiful as they are delicious! If you’re looking for an apple tree with some eye appeal then look no further.
- Red Delicious apples are remarkably sweet and have been one of the most popular apples in North America for close to 20 years.
- Used for both ornamental and fruit-growing purposes.
- Great for baking, cooking, and fresh eating.
|Cold Hardiness Zones
||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
||-30° F, (-35° C)
||Malus domestica 'Red Delicious'
|Mature Height (ft.)
||10' - 15'
||Mature Width (ft.)
||8' - 12'
||Summer through Fall
||Recommended Spacing (ft.)
||8' - 20'
|Best Seasons to Plant for Zones 7 - 11
||Fall through Spring
||Best Seasons to Plant for Zones 2 - 6
|Optimal Soil Condition
||Acidic - Neutral
||Classic candy apple red
||Crisp, incredibly sweet, notes of honey