Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

Malus domestica

Delicious Dorsett Golden Apples at Picones Exotic Orchard Near Byron Bay NSW Australia

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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

$39.00 ($39.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From GraftedLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

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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Pollinators 808, 810, 811, 816

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Extra Information

Pollinators for the Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

You will need another low chill Apple for pollination and fruit set. These are compatible as they flower at a similar time

Apple - Tropical Anna


These delicious and crunchy apples are very similar to their cold climate cousins however they only require a low amount of chill. Similar in taste and shape to Red Delicious.

Dwarf Apple - Tropic Sweet

$46.95 ($46.95-$79.00 choose a size)

A low chill, deliciously sweet and crunchy apple. Bears two weeks before Anna. On a semi dwarfing rootstock, ideal for backyard plantings and container specimens.

Dwarf Apple - Tropical Anna

$46.95 ($46.95-$79.00 choose a size)

Delicious crunchy apples similar to their cold climate cousins, Red Delicious, but only require a low amount of chill. On a semi dwarfing rootstock they are ideal for backyard plantings and container specimens.

Apple - Tropic Sweet


These delicious and crunchy apples only require a low amount of chill to fruit. Very similar to the Jonathon apple in looks and flavour. Earliest fruiting apple, 2 weeks before Anna.

Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

Nathan Barnes
★★★★★ 4months ago

Newtown, NSW, Australia

Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

Has done really well in Sydney. I cut the flowers off the first year but let it go the second and got quite a bit of fruit. Unfortunately they did get his by fruit fly so I ate them a bit earlier but they still tasted good.

★★★★★ 4y ago


   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 t...

★★★★ 4y ago

BRAY PARK, QLD, Australia

Espaliered with tropic sweet. Have not tasted the fruit yet. Seems to ripen later than tropic sweet. Bag the fruit to protect from fruit fly.

★★★ 5y ago


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

Dimity Cottage1
★★★★ 5y ago


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

★★ 7y ago


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 al...

Mal Cornock
7y ago

Port Noarlunga, SA, Australia

Dwarf Apple - Dorsett Golden

Planted 2012 covered in fruit just stuck in the ground and stood back same with tropical anna planted at the same time

★★★★ 8y ago

North Lakes, QLD

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

★★★ 11y ago

KARALEE, QLD, Australia

Fantastic flowers, can't wait til it fruits

★★★★ 11y ago

Grafton, NSW, AUstralia

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

★★★★★ 11y ago

Dudley, NSW, Australia

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 branche...

★★★★ 12y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

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, cris...

★★★★ 12y ago


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

★★★ 12y ago


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

★★ 12y ago

Warner, QLD, Australia

Not having any luck growing any of the tropical apples

★★★★ 12y ago

Bellbird Park, QLD, Australia

It is flowering and looks just lovely.

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