Dorsett Golden Apple Tree (Malus domestica ‘Dorsett’)

Dorsett Golden Apple Tree


What is Dorsett Golden Apple Tree

With our Dorsett Golden Apple Tree, you get an early harvest of delicious apples, and once established, up to two additional annual harvests in warmer climates. Because this Southern tree flourishes in both high temperatures and resists chill, you get amazing results.

Even better? It’s resistant to most diseases, so it’s hassle-free too. Of all the apple varieties, the Dorsett Golden is the first to bloom as early as mid-January in areas with milder winter climates. That means you can expect an abundance of enormous apples as early as late June.

How does the Dorsett taste? One word says it all: Delicious. Take a Golden Delicious apple, add a hint of vanilla and just the right touch of sweetness and you have a Dorsett Golden Apple. Although it ripens in early summer, the Dorsett doesn’t have the sharp berry flavors typical of most summer varieties, so it has the taste and firmness of a fall apple.

Aside from its delectable flavor, effortless care and fast growth, our Dorsett is amazing because we’ve grafted and grown it from proven, consistent root stock. And since we’ve nurtured our Dorsett Golden Apple Tree from day one, you get more branching…which means more fruit.

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How to Grow and Care for Dorsett Golden Apple Tree

Dorsett Golden Apple Tree (Malus domestica ‘Dorsett’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 6-9 outdoors
Harvest time June - July

Sun exposure

Dorsett Golden Apples thrive in full sun, so make sure you plant in a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.


Follow label instructions on an apple-specific fertilizer, usually applying several times from April until August.


Ensure you select a planting location with well-drained soil and full sun (6 hours of sunlight per day). Once you’ve selected your location, dig a hole that’s twice the width of the root ball and just as deep. Then, place your tree, back fill the soil and tamp down to prevent air pockets. Finally, mulch the area to preserve moisture and water to settle the roots.

*Tip: Make sure your mulch is not touching the base of the trunk.


Your Dorsett Apple will benefit from a regular watering each week. You may need to water more often in times of extreme heat or drought. If you’re not sure when to water, simply check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water.


Once your tree has become established and is starting to bear fruit, it will need some periodic, moderate pruning. Only prune the tree during times of dormancy, making sure to remove any vigorous, upright stems and weak, damaged or dead branches.

Dorsett Golden Apple Tree (Malus domestica ‘Dorsett’) Details

Common name Dorsett Golden Apple Tree
Botanical name Malus domestica 'Dorsett'
Plant type Fruit Trees, Bushes
Hardiness zone 6-9 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Harvest time June - July
Height 10-20 ft.
Width 8-15 ft.