Botanical Name: Malus domestica ‘Mollie’s Delicious’
Common Name: Mollie’s Delicious Apple
Description: Although unrelated to other Delicious varieties, Mollie’s Delicious tastes as good and is ready to eat a whole month earlier! Each tree grows up to 15′ tall and bears very large, conical fruit with yellow flesh and a red blushing skin. The crisp, firm flesh has a fine texture and an unforgettable sweet-tart taste. A crisp and tasty choice for eating fresh, it is also ideal for cooking, canning and storing. Pollinator required. Ripens mid-late August. Needs sun and well drained soil. Will bear fruit when 2 – 5 years old. Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust and other apple diseases.
Other apple trees that will pollinate Mollie’s Delicious: White flowered crab apples, Empire, Enterprise, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Ginger Gold, Goldrush, Honeycrisp, Pixie Crunch, Pristine, Red Delicious, Sundance, Braeburn, Ambrosia, Arkansas Black, Courtland. Plant them within 100′ of each other.
This plant in 5-gallon containers is 5-6′ tall x 1-2′ wide, and is two years old.
Interesting Tidbit: Mollie’s Delicious apples were also named after the wife of a former Rutgers student, Mollie Whatley, an apple enthusiast who loved the flavor and consistency of the variety.
Hardiness Zone 4 – 8