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DWARF APPLE - DORSETT GOLDEN

Botanical Name: Malus domestica
Description

Sweet aromatic apple with yellow fruit and a delightful pink blush and firm white flesh. Low chill requirement allows it to be grown in subtropical climates. Grafted on a dwarfing rootstock they are ideal for backyard plantings.

Other Names: Malus pumila
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$34.00 0 Grafted Pot: 2.5L
Height: 70-80cm
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*Pollinators: Anna or Tropic Sweet In Production
$79.00 0 Grafted Pot: 6L
Height: 100-150cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Chill Low (#ChillLow), Climate Subtropical (#ClimateSubtropical), Colour Fruit Skin Yellow (#ColourFruitSkinYellow), Eat Fresh (#EatFresh), Great For Kids (#GreatForKids), Grow Full Sun (#GrowFullSun), Landscape Espalier (#LandscapeEspalier), Leaves Deciduous (#LeavesDeciduous), Pollination Cross Pollinate (#PollinationCrossPollinate), Size Height 2-5m (#SizeHeight2-5m), Size Plant Width 2-5m (#SizePlantWidth2-5m), Sweet (#Sweet), Taste Flesh Sweet (#TasteFleshSweet)

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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes, Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Semi Dwarf (2/3 Normal Size), Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

January, February, March, November, December

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Question & Answer

Why do I have to cross pollinate? How do I cross pollinate? Do I just buy that other plant and plant the two in the same pot? Do you sell the other variety too? From:

You cross pollinate to get the flowers to set fruit. It is the bees that pollinate them. Because they are cross pollinated that means you can't have the same variety you need another apple variety to cross pollinate it. Yes we do sell the other variety these ones will suit #DwarfApple811 #DwarfApple812 You need to have at least 2 of these growing in your backyard. Here is a detailed blog on the topic you can skip to the Cross Pollination section for details that apply to apples. http://blog.daleysfruit.com.au/2014/11/pollination-of-fruit-trees.html

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Planted 2012 covered in fruit just stuck in the ground and stood back same with tropical anna planted at the same time | Mal Cornock - Port Noarlunga, SA 21-Nov-2014
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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 10/10

Caroline1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3326 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Growing very well. Fairly quick growing even though is a dwarf. Actually fruited in winter this year - I pruned it in late summer as recommended by a friend which resulted in winter fruiting. I didnt let it fruit in last summer as I thought its branches were not well developed enough to handle the weight. Lovely apples and havent had any problems with pests.

Fruiting Months July and August

Planted: 2007

Height 1.8 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer and Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

none used

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 8/10

Townfarm1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3304 days 19hrs

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Planted back in 2008 with an 'Anna'.  Anna did not survive the winter but Dorsett continued on and produced 16 apples dispite not having an official pollinator.  May have been another apple in the area though I do doubt it.  Anyway, nice dense, crisp apples though the fruit fly did sting them before i got them off the tree but we just ate around the sting. Note to self for next year to take action to prevent the damage.

Starting to flower.

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2008

Height 6 Feet

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 16 Fruit Per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, blood

Pest Control:

Only fruit fly

Organic Status:Organic


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Comments

Diana says... [3525 days 7hrs ago]
Hi Sue, Dorsett Golden will fruit without a pollinator according to http://www.kuffelcreek.com/favorites.htm - the pinkabelle apple thread has some good information from the person who runs this apple farm (near the bottom of the page). Diana.
BFTsUrbanFarm1 says... [3316 days 7hrs ago]
I had a similar experience, I have had a Dorset gold for about 10 years (moved it 3 times) the Anna died year one. The Dorset fruit heavily every year. There are some fujis on the other side of the block but they flower at a different type.

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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

CairnsGal1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2982 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Newly planted in Semi shaded position/ more sun but sheltered while young from hot afternoon sun. Prepared base with a mixure of sand, quincan, potting mix, and compost.  Going by the theory of needing loads of drainage in the wet season but also many plants doesn't really like our tropical  hot "full sun", so filtered sun would be better especially while young.

We have chooks that free range under also. loads of free fertiliser :)

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 10/10

DesKing1's Edible Fruits
Update: 616 days 10hrs

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   I love apples, but I'm sick of the tasteless ones sold in supermarkets, so three trees should keep us going for hopefully nearly six months of the year.

   Bought from Daleys and planted mid Nov 2017 (Gold Coast) in a garden bed next to a dwarf tropical anna (left) and dwarf tropic sweet (centre). These three form a triple planting about 45cm apart under the Dave Wilson Nursery backyard orchard concept. The entire bed has a thick layer of cane mulch. At present (Jan 2018) they are about 90cm tall, and will be pruned regularly so they grow no taller than 150-180cm.

   I fertilise with varying ratios and amounts of Dynamic Lifter or Rooster Booster, sulphate of potash, and blood and bone at the beginning of spring, summer and autumn. I also give fortnightly foliar sprays of a diluted solution of Seasol, Powerfeed for flowers and fruit, soluble sulphate of potash, and Epsom salts during the non-dormant months.

   I use a soil moisture meter, and water the trees as necessary.

   All three apple trees are very healthy and growing vigorously, and the grafts are very strong.

Planted: 2017

Height 90 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Dwarf tropic sweet and dwarf tropical anna

Pest Control: Occasional Eco-Neem spray, and copper spray during dormancy. When fruiting the fruit will be bagged against fruit fly.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden 7/10

Fairdinkum1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3288 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Fantastic flowers, can't wait til it fruits

Fruiting Months September, October, November, December

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 3 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly, Winter, Spring

Pest Control:

What sould I use?

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

When sould I prune?


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden 8/10

Sarah's Edible Fruits
Update: 2046 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Produces lots of fruit, have to be vigilant with bagging the fruit though.

Fruiting Months January, February, October, November, December

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Fruit Harvest: 6 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting and Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Anna

Pest Control:

bagging against fruit fly, will also try organic controls soon


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden 5/10

Caleb's Edible Fruits
Update: 3685 days 9hrs

Comments: -

Not having any luck growing any of the tropical apples

Planted: 2008

Height 50 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden 9/10

DonnaB's Edible Fruits
Update: 3640 days 13hrs

Comments: -

This tree seems to be doing really well and has appreciated all the mulch and compost.

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Tropic Sweet

Pest Control:

 


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 5/10

Jimmy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3716 days 15hrs

Comments: -

Dehydrated


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

PaulWarnersBay1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3685 days 16hrs

Comments: -

This is growing... but slowly. I don't think it will ever get cold enough in Warners Bay for this tree to ever fruit

Pollination: No


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden 9/10

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3659 days 18hrs

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It is flowering and looks just lovely.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

eco oil and all the Healthy Earth products

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted)

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3283 days 10hrs

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Photo taken 2009. A Dorset Gold in Middle. Apple Tropic Sweet left side. Apple Anna right side & in far background Avocado Bacon.  This area can go as low as -2 temp

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden 7/10

FORESTVILLESAN's Edible Fruits
Update: 3664 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Even though it had not lost all its leaves over winter the new shoots are sprouting. Also are growing the pollinating tree.

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

None at present

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

 


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 9/10

Gabbie's Edible Fruits
Update: 3301 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Growing well is bonsai bag. has just started to flower.

Fruiting Months January and February

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Dwarf tropical anna

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

Terrastrega's Edible Fruits
Update: 1766 days 13hrs

Comments: - Just arrived from Daleys. (13/11/2014)

Pollination: No


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 5/10

Apparro's Edible Fruits
Update: 1760 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Review for Sundowner Apple. Double grafted dwarf apple tree. That double graft is rather gnarly looking but it seems to be doing a good job restricting its growth. It has managed to flower and fruit with the aid of my granny smith tree. I picked off all fruit and flowers earlier today (late Nov). Still flowering now when Granny Smith has finished however there is sufficient overlap.

Problems I've had are upturned leaf curl and it slow growth. However that may be due to the potting mix I used which may not be free draining enough. Currently in 45cm pot and I plan to soon repot it into a half wine barrel. Sprayed with Burgandy mixture in late winter and it had reduced leafcurl somewhat. 

Height 120 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Granny Smith

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 8/10

Dimity Cottage1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1208 days 15hrs

Comments: - No fruit yet, I am training it over an archway so this may be making the fruiting take longer?

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Amgrow Organic Fruit Fertilizer and Composted Manure

Pest Control: Only when needed and use Beneficial Insects, have an under planting of Foxgloves

Organic Status:Certified


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

Branny1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1087 days 9hrs

Comments: - WISH LIST Top of my priorities is growing apples in Brisbane. A few locals are having great success in South Brisbane. I want so badly.


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden (Cutting) 7/10

Ell's Edible Fruits
Update: 968 days 19hrs

Comments: - i had it on a west facing wall in a large pot that had midday sun but this year it all but died 

Pollination: Hand Pollination


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Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

ElaineC's Edible Fruits
Update: 537 days 17hrs

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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