Delivery Date Determined By Size
Red Delicious Apple
Red Delicious Apple
Red Delicious Apple
Red Delicious Apple
Red Delicious Apple
Red Delicious Apple
Red Delicious Apple
Red Delicious Apple


  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 12-15' tall
  • Mature Width: 12-15' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 12-15' apart

Red Delicious Apple

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Malus domestica 'Red Delicious'

Regular price $375.00
Delivery Date Determined By Size
Shipping included
How large is this tree? View the Size Guide.

Why plant Red Delicious Apple?

Red Delicious is America’s apple, the classic lunch box treat. This deep red beauty has a sweet, mellow taste, with no trace of acidity like some other apples. In fact, its lack of acidity makes it a popular home remedy for acid reflux! Naturally fortified with vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, fiber, and a wealth of health-promoting antioxidants, low-calorie apples really do “keep the doctor away.” Having a Red Delicious Apple Tree in your backyard will put sweet, wholesome snacking at your doorstep and make it easy for everyone in the family to get their apple a day.

Legend has it that the Red Delicious Apple Tree began life as a seedling that sprouted in the orchard of an Iowa farmer named Jesse Hiatt in the 1870s. Because Apple Trees grown from seed rarely produce decent apples, he cut the tree down. It resprouted. He cut the seedling down again, and after it resprouted once more, he decided to let it live. When the tree bore fruit several years later, he tasted the best apple he’d ever had and named it the ‘Hawkeye’. In 1893, the Hawkeye won an apple contest held by Stark Brothers Nursery and was renamed ‘Delicious’. When the unrelated ‘Golden Delicious’ apple was introduced in 1914, ‘Delicious’ became ‘Red Delicious’ to avoid any confusion and went on to become America’s favorite apple.

How to use Red Delicious Apple in the landscape?

Some people are turned off by Red Delicious apples, considering them rather mushy in texture and lacking in taste. That may be a result of modern production methods. Of course an apple picked before it’s ripe, shipped hundreds of miles, and stored for months isn’t going to taste that great! If you ever get to try a snappy, refreshing, sun-ripened Red Delicious right off the tree, however, you might understand what made Americans fall in love with this variety in those simpler times so many years ago.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

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 never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

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 Red Delicious Apple

Plant your Red Delicious Apple Tree in an open spot that receives sun all day long and where air circulates freely. The soil should be moderately fertile and well drained—it shouldn’t stay soggy after a rain, but it should hold some moisture. An annual mulch of shredded bark or wood chips will help to hold in moisture and keep the root zone cool in summer. Be sure to keep mulch from contacting the trunk directly. Apple Trees are subject to a number of pests and diseases, but they are generally treatable or preventable with some know-how.

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.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size A and larger, will take approximately 14 – 28 days to be delivered. - Size AA &AAA will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier.

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 AA, A, B, C and larger scale. 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 A Trees Size AA Trees Size AAA Trees Size B Trees Size C Trees Size D Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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- Phone: 866-873-3888

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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes A and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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