Needs another apple tree for polination
Due to strict agricultural laws, we CANNOT ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, or Alaska

Dorsett Golden Apple Tree

100% Shipped in Pot, Just like buying in person.

The Dorsett Golden Apple Tree is a sun-loving, early-bearing variety, perfect for warm climates. Secure yours today for garden-fresh apples every season.


Chill Hours 100-200 c.u.
Growing Zone 5A - 9B
Pollinator needs a another apple tree for pollination
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Product Description

Dorsett Golden Apple Tree: Crisp Delights in Every Bite

About the Fruit

Indulge in the succulent charm of the Dorsett Golden Apple, a variety that thrives in warmer climates and offers a crisp, sweet flavor reminiscent of summer sunshine. These apples feature a beautiful golden hue with a blush of red, and their juicy flesh is perfect for fresh snacks, baking delectable pies, or crafting homemade ciders. A tempting treat for the taste buds, the Dorsett Golden Apple is a delightful addition to any fruit lover’s collection.

What to Know About the Tree

The Dorsett Golden Apple Tree is a versatile and robust addition to any garden. This semi-dwarf tree is known for its lush, green foliage that goes dormant in winter, providing a cycle of seasonal beauty. It is a low-chill variety, making it an excellent choice for Southern climates and warmer regions. The tree’s compact size, reaching about 10-15 feet in height, allows it to fit beautifully in smaller gardens or as a potted marvel on patios.

Harvest Season

Anticipation grows as the Dorsett Golden Apple Tree begins to bear fruit early in the season. Harvest time typically arrives in late June to July, bringing with it an abundance of golden apples ready to be enjoyed. This early harvest allows you to savor the fruits of your labor sooner than many other apple varieties, extending the joy of fresh, homegrown apples throughout the summer season.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine stepping into your backyard and being greeted by the enchanting view of a Dorsett Golden Apple Tree, a living sculpture in your very own fruitscape™. Its springtime blossoms add a touch of elegance, while the dangling golden orbs of fruit in the summer create a picturesque setting. Integrating this tree into your fruitscape™ not only elevates the visual appeal of your outdoor space but also provides a sustainable source of delicious, nutritious apples right outside your door.

At Just Fruits and Exotics, every Dorsett Golden Apple Tree is shipped 100% in pot, ensuring a seamless transition from our family to yours. Our renowned packaging guarantees your tree arrives safe, sound, and ready to thrive. Trust in our family-owned and operated nursery to deliver the joy of gardening with a personal touch. Transform your home landscape with a Dorsett Golden Apple Tree, and become a part of our growing community of green thumbs and fruit aficionados today.

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 Height12-15 FT
Mature Width8 FT
Pollinatorneeds a another apple tree for pollination
Spacing10 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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