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Red Delicious (Hi Early) Dwarfing

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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$30.00

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Specifications

Ripening Time March
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.
Rootstock Dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Red Delicious (Hi Early) Dwarfing

Red Delicious (Hi Early) Dwarfing

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.