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Starkrimson® Red Delicious Apple Tree

(94 customer reviews)

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Begins shipping mid-April.

Pollinator required to bear fruit

Begins shipping

Pollinator required to bear fruit

A spur-type apple tree with large harvests! 

The Starkrimson® Red Delicious apple tree is our most popular Red Delicious. This Red Delicious variety originates from Hood River, Oregon in 1956 as a cold-hardy and productive offspring. Due to the abundance of quality, beautiful apples, this tree bears, it quickly became popular in commercial plantings. 

Ripening in late September, this heavy bearer produces bushel after bushel of picture-perfect 4” red apples. The fruit is used for cooking, drying, preserving and makes exceptional apple cider.  

Fruit growers can expect this apple tree to start bearing fruit at a young age. Starkrimson® is hardy and resistant to cedar apple rust, fire blight, and powdery mildew – but not scab. Plant in full sun and provide regular maintenance for the best results.  


Bloom ColorWhite
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeMedium – Large
Ripens/HarvestLate September
Soil CompositionLoamy
Soil pH Level6-7
Soil MoistureWell Drained
Bloom TimeMid
Years to Bear2-5
Shade LevelFull Sun
Hardiness Zone Range4-8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

Dwarf  2.5 – 3 m tall x 2.5 – 3 m wide (8 – 10′ tall x 8 – 10′ wide)

Recommended Spacing

Dwarf 2.5 – 3 m (8 – 10′)

Ship Height

Dwarf, Bare-root Ships 0.9 – 1.2 m tall (3-4′ tall) with a 9.5 mm (3/8″) trunk.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant a different variety within 15 meters (50 feet) for best pollination.

Recommended Pollinators: Golden Delicious, Zestar, Winter Banana, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Ginger Gold, Honeycrisp

How do I find my Hardiness Zone?

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Zones will tell you which plants will do well in your particular climate. Each zone is determined by the lowest average winter temperature recorded in a given area. Hardiness Zone information is included on all tree and plant product pages, so you know instantly whether a certain plant is likely to succeed where you live. Natural Resources Canada provides helpful options to find your zone:

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94 reviews for Starkrimson® Red Delicious Apple Tree

  1. Donna Rieck

    last years purchases are the healthiest trees in the orchard. We have been so delighted with a previous purchase of the Red delicious tree and when it was struck with lightening, we were devastated. There is no words to tell you how happy we are with the replacement trees

  2. Christy Dollar

    The first one was given to me as a gift, and I was thrilled; however, it died. The tree was replaced two more times. All three apple trees died. They only seem to live a few months.

  3. Prosit Prosit

    The tree arrived in great shape and took to the earth as we hoped; we fertilized and mulched, had 6 foot fencing all around, and it flourished. We planted in a small stand of apple trees on our property at the 7,500 foot level of the Mogollon Rim, hoping for cross-pollination as the little tree matured. However, during the winter, despite having screen protection, some small critter managed to get high enough in the snow to nibble away the entire top of our small apple tree. The culprit left the bottom one foot remaining, and it did not come back this spring. Dang it.

  4. George Gibbs

    Received tree quickly and planted next day. Tree took off right away and is doing well in the second year. Would buy again.

  5. Sylvia Shepherd

    The tree is growing great! It already has 1-2 apples on it this year. It is very healthy.`

  6. Michael Oldham

    This tree has also doubled in size. It is very healthy. It has not produced any blooms yet.

  7. Kate Schutz

    This tree was about the size we expected, and head flourished over the past year.

  8. David Volkman

    The tree came with a nice sized root stock and started leafing out almost immediately. I was tempted to order ten more! The tree looks very healthy and I expect it will do well over the years. I look forward to tasting the apples in the next few years!

  9. Leland Kocmick

    Our tree is growing and healthy. It is of course too young yet to produce any fruit, but at this point that should not be a problem. We are very pleased with the service we have experienced with the company and will continue to use them. Lee

  10. Joanna Whipple

    Very disappointed. The tree got 4 leaves in over a year since I planted it. It didn’t grow at all. It looks sick and stunted.

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