Self Fertile, but highly recommend a pollinator
Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska

Dorsett Golden Apple Tree

Sweetness in Every Bite: Fruits June – July


Chill Hours 100-200 c.u.
Growing Zone 5A - 9B
Pollinator Self Fertile, but highly recommend a pollinator
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Product Description

Dorsett Golden Apple Tree – Sweetness in Every Bite

Indulge in the delectable sweetness of the Dorsett Golden Apple Tree. This exceptional apple tree variety not only delights with its golden-hued fruits but also brings beauty and productivity to your orchard or garden.

The Dorsett Golden Apple Tree showcases a profusion of fragrant white blossoms in spring, creating a stunning display that attracts pollinators and adds charm to your landscape. As the season progresses, the tree produces a bountiful crop of medium-sized apples with a beautiful golden color. These apples boast a crisp and juicy texture, with a refreshing flavor that is delightfully sweet, making them a favorite for fresh eating, baking, and juicing.

Thriving in USDA hardiness zones 5-9, the Dorsett Golden Apple Tree prefers a full sun exposure, which ensures optimal fruit production and flavor development. It adapts well to various well-drained soil types but thrives in slightly acidic to neutral soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. Regular watering and adequate soil moisture are essential for healthy growth and to maximize fruit quality.

The Dorsett Golden Apple Tree is known for its early fruiting, often producing its delicious apples in the first or second year after planting. This self-pollinating variety does not require a pollination partner, making it a perfect choice for smaller gardens or for planting as a standalone tree. However, cross-pollination with another apple variety can enhance fruit set and yield even more abundant harvests.

Beyond its exceptional fruiting capabilities, the Dorsett Golden Apple Tree features an attractive growth habit. It develops a rounded canopy with glossy green foliage that transforms into beautiful autumn shades of yellow, orange, and red. This combination of ornamental beauty and productive nature makes it a versatile choice for both edible landscaping and ornamental purposes.

With its disease-resistant qualities and relatively low maintenance requirements, the Dorsett Golden Apple Tree is an excellent choice for home gardeners and orchard enthusiasts alike. Its early ripening and reliable performance make it an ideal selection for regions with a shorter growing season.

Bring the joy of golden apples to your garden with the Dorsett Golden Apple Tree. Whether you’re a fan of fresh, crispy apples or enjoy creating delicious apple-based recipes, this variety will exceed your expectations. Experience the sweetness in every bite, the beauty it adds to your landscape, and the satisfaction of growing your own golden apple harvest.

Chill Hours100-200 c.u.
Cold Hardy15-20°
Container PlantNo
GraftedYes - Domestic Seedlings 'Malus Domestica'
Growing Zone5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B
Mature Height20-25 FT
Mature Width12-15 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile, but highly recommend a pollinator
Spacing12-15 FT
SunlightPart to Full
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Apple Trees

Add a touch of classic charm to your landscape with the majestic Apple Trees in your Fruitscaping™ endeavors. These trees not only offer the joy of homegrown, delicious fruit but also serve as stunning landscape features throughout the year.

Apple trees prefer well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. The incorporation of compost or well-rotted manure into your soil can significantly improve its fertility and structure, leading to stronger, healthier trees. These trees perform best in a slightly acidic to neutral pH range.

A layer of organic mulch around the base of your apple tree can help conserve soil moisture, suppress weeds, and slowly contribute to soil fertility as it decomposes. Mulching also aids in maintaining a cooler root environment in summer and provides a degree of frost protection in winter.

Apple trees present an impressive diversity in size, flavor profiles, and ripening times. From the tart ‘Granny Smith’ to the sweet and crisp ‘Honeycrisp,’ there’s an apple variety for every palate. Whether you’re seeking fresh eating apples, varieties for baking, or those best suited for cider, our selection of apple trees offers an array for your picking pleasure.

Their size and growth habit make apple trees wonderful shade trees, and their stunning spring blossoms add an unbeatable visual appeal to any garden. If you’re dealing with space constraints, dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties, which are well-suited to smaller gardens and containers, can be an excellent choice. You can also try your hand at espalier techniques to create a living fence or wall.

With the added joy of the birds and pollinators they attract, apple trees are truly a delightful addition to your Fruitscaping™ journey. The excitement of watching your trees flower, set fruit, and fill with juicy apples ready for harvest is a rewarding experience that resonates with gardeners of all ages.

Embrace the art of Fruitscaping™ with Apple Trees, and embark on a journey from planting and care to the rewarding crunch of your own homegrown apples. It’s a garden adventure that satisfies both your taste buds and your love for a beautiful landscape.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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