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Apple Trees - Dorsett GoldMalus domestica
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6-9
The Dorsett Gold Apple tree produces a medium sized, firm, and sweet apple that is perfect for eating fresh off the tree. The apples, a soft yellow with a pink blush, ripen in late June, and after picked, they can be kept for two weeks if refrigerated. The Dorsett Gold is perfect for Gulf Coast planting. It requires 250 chill hours and needs a pollinator. The Dorsett Gold Apple trees prefer full sun and slightly acidic soil. At maturity, the Dorsett Gold apple can reach a height and width of 10-20 feet. The Dorsett Gold can be pollinated by the Anna or the Ein Shemer apple.
USDA ZONES: Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
More Information: Apple Growing Guide
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How to Plant
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
When the tree arrived, it looked almost dead. It only had two tiny leaves on the top. I didn’t dare plant it. It also cost over $60 with tax, etc. I bought the same type of tree yesterday from the local grocery store for $30. It was huge, healthy and flourishing.
My tree arrived very quickly and was packaged with great care! My tree is healthy and while it is a little slimmer in foliage than my Anna tree I got from them, it is still a pretty good size. I am very happy with my purchase from this company!
Arrived in good condition, will need a couple of years to tell you how the apples are, but we followed the directions when we planted and they seem to be doing very well.
The trees (Anna and this Dorsett) were packaged excellently. each root ball was sealed (zip tied) in a heavy plastic bag, and very moist (not soaking) when delivered. The size of the whip was impressive (roughly 5/8" diameter) and had healthy looking green leaves and some new green growth. I am really looking forward to getting apples off this tree in the years to come! The Dorsett gold had a sucker at the base and i assume its the scion trying to sprout, so i pinched it off when i planted it.
I bought an Anna apple tree and a Dorsett Golden. The leaves are coming out on both and the one marked Dorsett Golden are not apple type leaves. I think it may be a tulip tree.