Botanical Name: Malus 'Red Delicious'
Height: 20 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Sunlight: full sun
Hardiness Zone: 6a
Possibly the most popular and famous dark red apple, very crispy with a sweet flavor, late harvest; eating apples are high maintenance and need a second pollinator; the perfect combination of accent and fruit tree, needs well-drained soil and full sun
Red Delicious Apple is a small tree that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces large dark red round apples (which are botanically known as 'pomes') with creamy white flesh which are usually ready for picking from late summer to early fall. The apples have a sweet taste and a crisp texture.
The apples are most often used in the following ways: