Apple tree 'Golden Delicious'

Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious' | Also known as: Apple 'Golden Delicious' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious' is one of the most popular varieties of apple in the world. An attractive tree in its' own right, it will grow to around 8 metres in height, taking 5-10 years to reach maturity. You'll get lots of lovely apple blossom, followed by an abundance of small to medium sized yellowy green apples that are very crisp and juicy. You can eat these apple straight from the tree without having to cook them first. You'll get the most fruit from this tree if you plant it in the sunniest spot in your garden. When planting, bear in mind that it will benefit from a space around the trunk of around half a metre.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 5 - 10
Spread [m]
  • 8
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • budding
Growth habit
  • Spreading
  • Neutral
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-9
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Fruits & nuts
  • Fruits
Grown for
  • Edible fruit
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Bonsai
  • For birds & bees
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
  • Architectural
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years