A very famous apple - a classic red apple with a distinctive shape. Red, with a yellow stripe, with a mild sweet flavour, and firm flesh. Discovered as a chance seedling in Iowa 1880 where it was called Hawkeye, and later sold to Starks Brothers who renamed it Delicious. It has enjoyed huge success as a commercial apple, up to as recently as 10-20 years ago growing. Its had numerous sports selected, many of them patented, "hi early" being one of the unpatented ones. Its the parent of Kid's Orange Red, Empire and Fuji.
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|Fertility||Needs a pollinator (produces viable pollen)|
|Growth Habit||Can be espaliered and kept to 1.5 - 2.5m. Free standing tree grows to around 2 -2.5m tall.|
|Chill Tolerance||Normal chill|
|Plant Sizes||Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted|
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