Red Delicious Apple Tree Seeds
These seeds are ready to be planted, and are great for outdoor trees. They require medium to full sunlight, and can be grown through the majority of the US. These trees grow wonderfully in areas with long cold winters.
The Red Delicious originated at an orchard in 1880 as "a round, blushed yellow fruit of surpassing sweetness". Stark Nurseries held a competition in 1892 to find an apple to replace the Ben Davis apple. The winner was a red and yellow striped apple sent by Jesse Hiatt, a farmer in Peru, Iowa, who called it "Hawkeye". Stark Nurseries bought the rights from Hiatt, renamed the variety "Stark Delicious", and began propagating it. Another apple tree, later named the Golden Delicious, was also marketed by Stark Nurseries after it was purchased from a farmer in Clay County, West Virginia, in 1914; the Delicious became the Red Delicious as a retronym.
Packet Seed Size
DetailsCLIMATE ZONES 3+