SCIENTIFIC NAME: Malus 'Red Delicious'
COMMON NAME: Apple
GARDEN SIZE: 10-15 ft. x 10-15 ft.
USDA ZONE: 4-9
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
WATER & SOIL: Loamy & well drained soil
HABIT (FORM): Deciduous, Semi-dwarf
BLOOM TIME: Midseason (Spring)
HARVEST TIME: September
FRUIT: Solid Red; Fleshy, mildly sweet
POLLINATION: Not Self-fertile. Options for pollinizers include Gala, Honeycrisp, Cortland, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Fuji, Golden Delicious, other apples that bloom Mid-Season, and white blooming crab apples
CARE: Prune when dormant. Watersprouts can be removed in June/July; Pre-Bloom Spray- dormant oils as well as fungicides for scab, rusts, mildews and other diseases, plus insecticides for early season insect control; Bloom Sprays-Fireblight on apples require special sprays during blossom. Bees are essential for good pollination; DO NOT apply insecticides at this time to protect them
USES: Good for fresh eating