Inside, it has crisp, juicy flesh. The flavour is a balance of sweet and tart.
The tree blooms late in spring.
The apples ripen in the American South in late December.
Dixie Red Delight Apples were developed by a man named Oren T. Bolding in Sylacauga, Alabama. He patented it in 1960 (US Plant Patent No. 1974) and sold the rights to the H.G. Hastings Nursery in Atlanta, Georgia. They in turn licenced the rights to the Commercial Nursery Company of Dechard, Tennessee.
The apple was popular in the American South in the first half of the 1900s.
Hauser, Kevin. How to Plan and Plant an Instructional Orchard at Your Southern California School. Kuffel Creek Press, Riverside, California. 2008.