The Dorsett Golden apple tree is a popular variety that produces crisp, juicy, and sweet-tasting apples. This tree is known for its compact size and low chill requirements, making it a great choice for growing in warmer climates. At maturity, the Dorsett Golden apple tree typically grows to a height of 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3 meters) and a width of 6 to 8 feet (1.8 to 2.4 meters).
The tree has an upright, spreading growth habit with a dense canopy of oval-shaped, dark green leaves. In the spring, the Dorsett Golden apple tree produces clusters of small, pink-tinged white flowers that are attractive to bees and other pollinators. The fruit of the Dorsett Golden apple is typically ready for harvest in late August to early September and is a medium-sized apple with a bright golden skin that has a crisp texture and a sweet, tangy flavor.
Dorsett Golden apple trees are self-fertile, but they will produce a better crop if cross-pollinated with another apple variety. They are also known for their disease-resistant qualities, making them a low-maintenance tree to grow. The fruit of the Dorsett Golden apple tree is versatile and can be used for eating fresh, baking into pies and other desserts, or making juice.