Also known as: Red Delicious
This is the original progenitor of the well known Delicious apple from which Red Delicious arose. It was first grown on the farm of Jesse Hiatt of Peru, Iowa about 1870. The original delicious tree sprouted from seeds of Yellow Bellflower in Mr. Hiatt’s orchard. The Red Delicious we know today is a sport, or mutation of the original Delicious tree. Fruit is medium to large with clear, smooth, glossy yellow skin covered with red shading and striping. The yellowish flesh is fine-grained, crisp, and juicy and immensely more flavorful than the Red Delicious. Ripens September to October and keeps until December to January.