Malus domestica ‘Yellow Delicious’
The large, golden fruit of the yellow delicious apple tree ripens late, developing a fine, sweet flavor. While they are best known as fresh-eating apples, yellow delicious also work well for pies, applesauce, and preserves. Yields ripe fruit typically from mid-September to mid-October. They also store well, keeping 3–6 months if refrigerated. Pollinates with Red Delicious, Red Jonathan, or early harvest to ensure pollination. Bears fruit in 6-10 years.
Type: USDA zone 5-8
Light: Full Sun
Water: Water deeply and regularly; weekly, or more in extreme heat or containers.
Size: Fast growth; grows by more than 24″ per year to a height of 20’–25′ and a spread of around 25′ at maturity.