The "Golden Dorsett" Apple Tree has medium to large fruit that are firm, smooth, and have a sweet, tart flavor. This apple has crisp flesh and yellow skin with an orange-red blush. It is a great southern selection that ripens mid-June to early July. Flavor is apparently better in apples which are slightly shaded (the reverse of what is normally recommended for cool climate apples). "Golden Dorsett" trees mature quickly and will start fruiting in their second year.
- A pollinizer is needed
- The "Golden Dorsett" Apple Tree is an excellent choice to pollinate with the "Anna" Apple Tree
- "Golden Dorsett" was raised by Mrs.
- Dorsett in The Bahamas in the 1950s
- It is one of a very small group of apple varieties that can flourish in tropical climates, because of its exceptionally low chilling requirement of 250-300 hours
- "Golden Dorsett" flowers in southern California in January and late February in Florida, far ahead of most varieties, so pollination is a potential issue
- It is a natural partner for another low-chill variety, Anna that is also descended from Golden Delicious, and each will pollinate the other