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Mollie's Delicious Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


An attractive, early-season dessert apple with a low chill-hours requirement. Also known as NJ 28, Mollies.

Mollie's Delicious is a productive, annual tree with an upright-spreading habit. It is late blooming, but the bloom is extended, making it a great pollenizer. This tree also has a low chill-hours requirement (500 hours), and is a good choice for the warmer climates in southern states and Southern California. It is susceptible to fireblight, powdery mildew, and scab, but resistant to cedar-apple rust. Southern growers will be glad to know that Mollie's has demonstrated alternaria resistance.

Do not confuse this apple with Red Delicious! Mollie's is a far superior fruit, and is actually descended from Golden Delicious. This attractive apple is quite large, red washed over yellow, ribbed, and distinctly heart shaped. It ripens early and the flavor has the sweetness of Golden Delicious balanced by the aromatic complexity of Red Gravenstein, another parent. It hangs well on the tree and will store for up to ten weeks. If you want an apple that is actually delicious, Mollie's is an excellent choice.

Mollie's Delicious was developed by G. W. Schneider at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in New Brunswick. It was selected in 1956 and introduced in 1966.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Mollie's Delicious Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Mollie's Delicious is a productive, annual tree with an upright-spreading habit. It is late blooming, but the bloom is extended, making it a great pollenizer. This tree also has a low chill-hours requirement (500 hours), and is a good choice for the warmer climates in southern states and Southern California. It is susceptible to fireblight, powdery mildew, and scab, but resistant to cedar-apple rust. Southern growers will be glad to know that Mollie's has demonstrated alternaria resistance.

Do not confuse this apple with Red Delicious! Mollie's is a far superior fruit, and is actually descended from Golden Delicious. This attractive apple is quite large, red washed over yellow, ribbed, and distinctly heart shaped. It ripens early and the flavor has the sweetness of Golden Delicious balanced by the aromatic complexity of Red Gravenstein, another parent. It hangs well on the tree and will store for up to ten weeks. If you want an apple that is actually delicious, Mollie's is an excellent choice.

Mollie's Delicious was developed by G. W. Schneider at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in New Brunswick. It was selected in 1956 and introduced in 1966.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: (Golden Delicious x Edgewood) x (Red Gravenstein x Close)
Origin: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Introduced in: 1966
Introduced by: G. W. Schneider, NJAES

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 500
Ripening date: Aug 11 (approximate, in New York State) 35 days before McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Alternaria Leaf Blotch: Resistant
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Cedar-Apple Rust: Resistant
Fireblight: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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