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The golden yellow-to light green fruit of the Gibson Yellow Delicious Apple

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Mature Height: 12-15' tall
  • Mature Width: 12-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 12-15' apart



  • Fragrant white flowers bloom in spring, attracting local pollinators like hummingbirds and butterflies.
  • Deliciously classic yellow apples harvest mid-fall, perfect for fresh eating, baking, and canning
  • Disease-resistant and adaptable to most soil types.
  • Will need a pollinator to produce fruit.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Gibson Yellow Delicious Apple Bare Root

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Malus domestica 'Gibson Yellow Delicious'

Regular price Sale price $80.10 Regular Price

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Why the Gibson Yellow Delicious Apple Bare Root?

If you're a fan of the classic Yellow Delicious Apple but find yourself turned off by its tendency to russet (re: brown scarring), perhaps it's time to consider the Gibson Yellow Delicious Apple (AKA Smoothee Golden Delicious). This improved Golden Delicious has all the same perks as the regular Golden Delicious - honey-sweet flavor, long shelf-life, and crisp, juicy texture - however, the skin remains smooth and blemish free. The fruits of the Gibson Yellow Delicious check all the 'uses' boxes too: baking, cider, juice, applesauce, drying, canning, and freezing! What CAN'T this Apple do!?

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

How To Plant

The Gibson Yellow Delicious Apple Tree is partially self-fertile, meaning that it will set some fruit without another pollinator around, but harvests will be more generous with a suitable apple tree. Plant your tree in a sunny, open, well-drained site and water regularly. As far as Apple Trees go, this apple tree is fairly easy to grow and reliably produces heavy crops.

How To Water

Water deeply, and regularly during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during prolonged dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established. It is essential to water your apple tree 2-3 times a week, applying the water slowly to go deeper to the root system.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Always promptly remove and destroy any diseased branches, leaves, or fruit from your Apple tree and around the base. Leaving those in place could cause reinfection the following year.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-9


How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

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