Golden Delicious trees blossom in Spring and the apples are picked in Summer.
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Apple 'Golden Delicious' Overview
The tree cultivar Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious' are more commonly known by their fruits, Golden Delicious Apples. This cultivar is deciduous and requires long cold winters for apple production. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock, varieties and cross pollinators. Malus 'Golden Delicious' apples have a green to yellow skin and ripen in midsummer.
Common problems with Apple 'Golden Delicious'
While young, bolworm attacks growth tips making tree training tricky. Fruit suffer from fruitfly, codling moth and fusi. Practise good orchard hygiene by harvesting all fruit when ripe and remove fallen fruits or windfall. Thin fruit to prevent small fruit!
How to propagate Apple 'Golden Delicious'
Graft or bud Golden Delicious on seedling or other rootstock.
Seed need cold stratification of about 3 months. sow them outside in Autumn or let them overwinter in the fridge before planting in Spring. the seed will not breed true-to-kind and often revert back to old small apples!
Special features of Apple 'Golden Delicious'
Attracts useful insects
Apples are self-infertile and need to be cross-pollinated with a different cultivar apple - usually with the help of insects!
Replant desease force groewers to treat old apple soil befor they can replant with apples agaain.
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