Mollie's Delicious apple
USDA identification images for Mollie's Delicious
The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
- 03 Sep 2018 DavidMA, United StatesCrisp and juicy early harvest (September 1,2018 in Massachusetts USDA zone 6A). Flavor like Yellow Delicious, but crisper and a little more acid/complex.
- 17 Oct 2014 AmberMICHIGAN, United Stateswhen picked at the correct time these apples are delicious they're a favorite of the employees at Nyes Apple Barn in St. Joseph, MI
- 25 Sep 2014 Ray MackTX, United StatesThis is one of the few apple trees that will bear fruit this far south. We are right on the edge of 8a and 8b zones. The tree is shaded part of the day by a house to the east and a Bradford pear to the west. It takes quite a while into September to get a blush if at all. Even though they stay pretty green, they taste nice. I prefer Red Delicious from the store, but those for sure will not bear this far south. Nice tree that does not need a neighbor. Probably will plant a neighbor anyway since I really like the tree. First year of producing (2nd year after planting?) got maybe 6 apples about the size of golf balls from a 10 ft tree. Now the 3rd year of producing and getting nice sized apples when the critters don't get there first. Hoping for a really nice crop from a 15 ft tree next year. Only got a dozen this year, but tasty and medium size.
- 09 Aug 2013 MikeSW OHIO, United StatesI just had some of these from a local fruit farm. Either these were picked early or they are just naturally a starchy apple. I was very disappointed. Not very sweet (light sweetness) and fairly juicy. I was considering one of the Molly's Delicious as one of the fruit trees I was going to plant. I wanted an early apple that was not soft and mushy to eat. This is not soft and mushy but not very flavorful.
- 02 Sep 2012 KhalidJAMMU AND KASHMIR, IndiaIn our region amongst early maturing this is gaining market Medium size apple of this is excellenrt, juicy sub acidic ya its large size apples is aproblem
- 30 Aug 2012 TashOHIO, United StatesI tried this in Aug 2012 at a local upick. It was sweet, but not superb. I also tried a zestar that day and preferred the complexity of the zestar to the mollie.
- Bill O'Keefe in Dobbinton, ONTARIO
- Arwadoo in Srinagar, JAMMU AND KASHMIR
Spring blossom records for this variety
- 11th April 2012 - tree owned by Arwadoo in Srinagar, India
- 23rd April 2011 - tree owned by Arwadoo in Srinagar, India
- 27th March 2011 - tree owned by wrussellayres@Yahoo.Com in Fort Valley, United States
- 9th April 2010 - tree owned by wrussellayres@Yahoo.Com in Fort Valley, United States
- 14th April 2009 - tree owned by wrussellayres@Yahoo.Com in Fort Valley, United States
Harvest records for this variety
- 1st week October 2017 - tree owned by Carolyn in Franksville, United States
- 4th week October 2016 - tree owned by Lcooper in Coquille, United States
- 1st week September 2011 - tree owned by wrussellayres@Yahoo.Com in Fort Valley, United States
- 2nd week September 2010 - tree owned by wrussellayres@Yahoo.Com in Fort Valley, United States
- 2nd week September 2009 - tree owned by wrussellayres@Yahoo.Com in Fort Valley, United States
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Parentage: (Golden Delicious / Gravenstein) x (Edgewood / Close). Not a sport of Delicious.
- Originates from: United States
- Introduced: 1948
- Developed by: G.W. Schneider, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1971-051
- Country of origin: United States
- Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
- Picking season: Early
- Flowering group: 5
Where to buy fresh fruit
The following orchards grow Mollie's Delicious:
- Cox Berry Farm & Nursery, Clarksville
- Jack Creek Farms, Templeton
- Fifer Orchards, Camden Wyoming
- Anderson Orchard, Mooresville
- Apple Works, Trafalgar
- Blue River Orchard, Fredericksburg
- Countryside Orchard, Rochester
- Deer Creek Orchard, Galveston
- Ditzler Orchard, Rosedale
- Doud's Countyline Orchard, Wabash
- G. W. Stroh Orchards, Angola
- HighPoint Orchard & Farm Market, Greensburg
- McClure's Orchard, Peru
- Pleasant View Orchard, Fairland
- Harker Family Farms & Orchard, Waldron
- Riamede Farm, Chester
- Costanzas' Orchards and A-Bee Honey, Edgewood
- Hoversten Orchards LTD, Brandon
- Breeden's Orchard & Country Store, Mount Juliet
- Apple Valley Orchard, Llano (Oxford)
- Apple Luscious Organic Orchards, Salt Spring Island
- Cedar-Apple Rust
Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
Rated as very resistant - no control needed against CAR.