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Apple Tree, ‘Golden Dorsett’

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‘Golden Dorsett’ Apple Tree is an excellent choice for southern climates.  This popular variety was raised by Mrs. Dorsett in The Bahamas in the 1950s. It is one of a very small group of apple varieties that can flourish in tropical climates, due to its exceptionally low chilling requirement of 250-300 hours.

‘Golden Dorsett’ produces medium to large fruit that is firm, smooth and has a sweet, tart flavor. This apple has crisp flesh and yellow skin with an orange-red blush. It typically ripens from mid-June to early July and prefers a slightly shaded location. ‘Golden Dorsett’ trees mature quickly and will start fruiting in their second year.

This apple tree requires a pollinator such as Anna or Golden Delicious.

Plant Details +

Botanical Malus domestica 'Golden Dorsett'
Cultivator Type Apple 'Golden Dorsett'
Height 20-30' or as pruned
Spacing 15-20'
Hardiness Zone 6-9, 0º to -10ºF. Excellent for warm southern & coastal areas.
Exposure Full sun and partial shade
Foliage Green
Fruit Yellow/Gold
Harvest Mid-June to early July

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Water regularly as needed.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. 1. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. 2. Set the tree in place so the crown (part of the tree where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. 3. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.