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‘Golden Delicious’ Apple (Dwarf)

$65.00

Golden Delicious apples are large, yellowish-green skinned apples with a very sweet taste! Long storage capability. Late season maturing.

 

#5 potted

 

Reserve yours now with a 50% deposit or purchase in FULL for pickup this spring!

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SKU NFT-APPL-GOLDEN-05
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Plant Details

Scion Latin: Malus domestica

Rootstock Latin: Malus 

Hardiness Zone: 5 – 8

Height: 8′ – 15′

Spread: 6′ – 8′

Bloom Time: Spring

Ripens: Late September

Flower Colour: White

Fruit Colour: Golden with some speckles

Foliage Colour: Green

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Requirements: Fertile, well-draining soil. Avoid competition with grass near the base of the tree.

Attributes:

  • Edible Fruit
  • Showy Flowers
  • Dwarf Rootstock

Special Considerations: Apples require cross-pollination with another Malus species (Crabapple, Apple-Crab or Apple) within the same general area such as city block. Dwarf trees may require support.

Bare-root Tree Planting Guide

By definition, bare-root trees are not grown in a pot and will not have any soil around their roots – hence the name “bare root”. Our bare-root trees are dormant, which makes them easier to transplant since they experience less transpiration (water loss) immediately after planting because they do not have growing leaf tissue. The best thing you can do for new bare-root stock is to avoid shock as much as possible, so don’t wait until it’s too late in the season to plant. The best time to plant a bare-root tree, or any other bare-root plant, is in the fall or early spring. If you cannot plant right away, is also very important to not let the roots dry out completely as this will severely reduce the viability after planting. 

Steps to planting a bare-root tree;

  • Prepare the planting site
    • Remove all perennial weeds and grasses within 3-4ft of the tree’s location.
      • Grass growing close to the trunk is the easiest way to stunt/dwarf trees, which is not what you want in the first few developing seasons.
    • A planting hole that is large enough to accommodate the current root system with some extra room to grow.
      • For fruit trees, we recommend a round hole at least 3′ W x 2.5′ D. This sized hole or larger will allow the new roots to grow into freshly worked soil over the course of a few years.
      • It probably makes little sense to dig any hole deeper than 2’. Most deciduous fruit trees (standard or dwarf) have a somewhat fibrous root system in which their effective feeding roots are typically in the top 1–2’ of the soil. While they may have “anchor” roots that go deeper, these roots are adept at growing downward themselves.
    • Add compost and/or fertilizer to the hole and soil removed during digging.
  • Spread out the dormant tree’s roots to encourage outward growth.
  • Keep the tree vertical in the planting hole (perpendicular to the ground) so that it grows straight.
    • Use stakes or metal posts to encourage straight growth especially with dwarfing rootstocks and windy sites.
      • The key with tree support is to loosely tie the tree to allow it to still move in the wind so it develops its own support for when you remove the post after a few seasons.
      • It is recommended that some dwarfing rootstock remain trellised for their lifetime as their root structure will not be able to support their heavy fruit weights before harvest. Search high-density orchards for more information. BC HD Planting Manual. OMAFRA HD Orchard Trellis Video. 
  • Refill the hole with native soil (what was removed at digging time), and any other soil amendments. Keep the graft union (noticeable “bump” in the lower trunk) 2-3 inches above the ground. Also, be aware of bud and branch locations when setting in your tree.

  • Gently tamp out any air pockets from the soil once the planting hole is filled, but not too hard to damage the roots or cause compaction.

  • Thoroughly water your newly planted tree.
  • Prune tree! See our guide to pruning fruit trees.
  • (Optional) Mulch around the newly planted tree to help retain and balance soil moisture as the new roots begin to develop. We recommend wood chips as straw grass clipping and sawdust can create over-wintering habitats for rodents who will damage the trunks of the trees.

Spring Plant Reservations

PAYMENT:

All Spring Plant Reservations have a 50% minimum deposit required to place orders. An order can also be paid in full.

Orders will be placed based on payment of a deposit or full payment. Deposits (50% of order value) cannot be refunded after March 26th, 2020

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, email money transfer or credit card. Please follow the instructions on your invoice.

ORDERING:

We strongly recommend ordering before March 26th, 2020 to secure your order. Please note that orders after this date are dependent on available inventory. Some stock may have limited available quantities.

Any bulk orders of 50+ plants will be subject to bulk order pricing. Please contact us for bulk orders.

DELIVERY & PICKUP:

DeliveryNEW 2020! Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! Please contact us to arrange a delivery date.

Bare-root Stock: Bare-root stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova from March to April. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date.

Potted Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up May (TBA) from the farm in Krestova. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to deliver to Nelson or Castlegar Garden Festivals due to limited space at market.

Delivery & Pickup

DELIVERY & PICKUP:

DeliveryNEW 2020! Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! Please contact us to arrange a delivery date.

Bare-root Stock: Bare-root stock will be available for pickup from the farm in Krestova from March to April. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date.

Potted Nursery & Transplant Stock: All potted SPR orders under $500 must be picked up May (TBA) from the farm in Krestova. We will send an email confirming the available times for pickup closer to this date. We are unable to deliver to Nelson or Castlegar Garden Festivals due to limited space at market.

Shipping

This item is for pick-up only and does NOT qualify for shipping via Canada Post. 

DeliveryNEW 2020! Free Delivery on orders over $500, within 30 minutes from Krestova! Please contact us to arrange a delivery date.

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