Golden Delicious apple
The Golden Delicius Apple is a very popular variety of apple tree of great value and widely cultivated. The tree is vigorous and very productive, the fruit is of medium size with a golden yellow skin when fully ripe. The cream colored pulp is compact and crunchy, juicy, slightly acidulous, very aromatic, with a good sugar content and acidity. Ripens from October to December. The exposure of the apple tree can be in full sun, but it must be a place not subject to strong gusts of wind.
- Vase 16cm, Height 120/150cm
- Vase 22cm, Height 150/170cm
The Golden Delicius Apple is a fruit of excellent size, with an average weight of 170-190 grams, with an elongated truncated cone shape, yellow in color near the harvest, very suitable for long conservation. The shape of the fruit is particularly influenced by the hilly cultivation environment, which favors the natural formation of giberellins, which determine a significant elongation of the vertical axis, also making the calycin pit on average more ribbed. The epidermis is smooth or slightly rusty, green in color turning yellow, with evident and well distributed lenticels. In the presence of drops in temperature and high relative humidity in the period prior to ripening, it tends to take on a pink overcolour.The pulp, of a cream color, is compact and crunchy, juicy, slightly acidic, very aromatic, with a good sugar content and acidity .
Cultivation and Care :
For the cultivation of apples, the most favorable areas for growth and production are hilly and mountainous areas. The soil must be rich in organic matter, not excessively calcareous and well drained. The temperature in most cases is not a problem, in fact the apple tree can resist well even at particularly low temperatures. The exposure of the apple tree can be in full sun, but it must be a place not subject to strong gusts of wind. Varieties with a small habit can be planted at a distance of 1.5-2 meters from each other, the rows should be spaced from 3 to 3.5 meters. The plants can be equipped with stakes for the first years of their growth, then it will be possible to remove the support and let the plant grow freely, which at that point will have reached a correct position. Fertilization will be done at the time of planting, for each hole 2-3 kg of well-mature manure will be inserted. In the following spring, approximately 100 g of ammonium sulphate must be integrated for each plant. Every year at the end of the winter period a predominantly nitrogen fertilization must be administered, approximately 60 g of ammonium sulphate for each square meter of cultivation, every two years it is also good to carry out a fertilization of phosphorus and potassium, to be distributed by slightly moving the soil on the surface and trying to distribute it evenly as much as possible.