Golden Delicious Apple Trees – Malus Domestica Golden Delicious

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Golden Delicious apple trees, scientifically known as Malus Domestica ‘Golden Delicious’, are not only a wonderful addition to any British garden but also a celebrated contributor to local wildlife and the ecosystem. This deciduous tree is famous for its sweet and crisp apples, which are golden to light green in colour.

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Golden Delicious Apple Trees – Malus Domestica Golden Delicious

Golden Delicious apple trees, scientifically known as Malus Domestica ‘Golden Delicious’, are not only a wonderful addition to any British garden but also a celebrated contributor to local wildlife and the ecosystem. This deciduous tree is famous for its sweet and crisp apples, which are golden to light green in colour.

Unique Features

What sets Golden Delicious trees apart from other trees in England is their combination of ornamental beauty and fruit production. They boast a spectacular springtime display of fragrant, white blossoms, followed by an abundant autumn harvest of delicious, golden fruit. Unlike many apple varieties that require a second tree as a pollinator, Golden Delicious is self-fertile, making it an excellent choice for gardens with limited space.

Ideal for British Garden Design

The Golden Delicious tree is an ideal addition to British garden designs, where it can serve as a beautiful focal point. Reaching a mature height of 4-8 metres, depending on the rootstock and growing conditions, it fits well within small to medium-sized gardens. It can be trained into various forms, including espalier and fan shapes, offering flexibility in design and space utilization.

Its foliage, which transforms from a luscious green in summer to a charming golden hue in the autumn, offers year-round visual interest. The tree’s structure also provides shade during the summer months, making it a versatile and attractive choice for landscaping.

Benefit to Wildlife

Golden Delicious trees serve as a vital source of food and habitat for local wildlife. The fragrant blossoms attract various pollinators, including bees and butterflies, contributing to biodiversity. The fruit, if left on the tree, provides a nourishing food source for birds and small mammals during the colder months.

Growth and Lifespan

Golden Delicious apple trees are known for their vigorous growth, typically gaining around 30-60cm per year in height. With the correct care and favourable conditions, these trees can live for more than 50 years, providing countless seasons of beauty and bounty. They typically begin to bear fruit around 3-6 years after planting.

Flowering, Fruit, and Reproduction

Golden Delicious trees burst into bloom in late April to early May with a profusion of delicate white flowers that emit a sweet fragrance. Following successful pollination, these blooms give way to apples, which ripen from late September to October. As a self-fertile variety, the Golden Delicious does not need another apple tree nearby for pollination, but it will produce higher yields if there is one.

The golden to light green apples are renowned for their sweet, honey-like flavour and crisp texture. They’re perfect for eating fresh but are also excellent for cooking, baking, and making cider.

Distribution in the UK

While apple trees are widespread across the UK, Golden Delicious is especially popular in regions with a relatively mild climate and a good amount of sunshine, such as the south and the midlands. Many commercial orchards in these areas cultivate Golden Delicious due to their high yield and the popularity of their fruit.

In conclusion, the Golden Delicious Apple Tree is a splendid choice for British gardens. It not only provides aesthetic appeal but also contributes to local ecosystems and yields a delicious, versatile fruit. These trees are a testament to the joy of growing your own food and the pleasure of observing nature’s cycles up close.

Style

Full Standard, Boxhead, Feathered, Multi Stem, Pleached, Half Standard Pleached, Umbrella, Half Standard, Espalier, Mini Standard, Ball, Cone, Spiral, Cube, Cloud Form, Cube Spiral, Cube Multiball, Cube Ball Cone, Pom-pom, Lollipop, Archway, Twisted Stem, Triple Lollipop, Multiball 2, Multiball 3, Dome, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cylindrical Dome, Twisted Stem, Unique, Bonsai, Instant Hedge, Instant Screen, Hedging Plants, Young Tree

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root

Height

15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A, 20-25cm, 25-30cm

Foliage Type

Deciduous

Origin

Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Small Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

Costal Growing

No

Conifer?

No

Flowering?

Yes

Hard Wood Cutbacks?

0

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