Super Chief® Red Delicious

Super Chief® Red Delicious
(Sandidge Cv.)

Our best early-coloring super-red strain of Delicious. Originated as a complete tree sport of the Campbell strain in the orchards of Ray Sandidge in Entiat, Washington. This strain starts out as a stripe and fills in to a solid red ten days ahead of harvest. Tree is a super-spur and stays compact even on semi-dwarf roots. It is a consistent, annual bearer even when not thinned aggressively. We feel this variety gives eastern growers a distinct early coloring and market advantage.

Propagated Rootstocks:
EMLA 7, EMLA 106, EMLA 111, Bud 118, G-935


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Maturity Chart

Use this list to help choose fruit trees which yield fruit at different times throughout the season. (Harvest dates are approximate for south central PA. Adjust accordingly for other locations.)

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About Rootstock

Rootstocks are plants with pre-established root systems onto which a cutting or a bud from another plant is grafted, allowing for control of vigor and/or disease-resistant abilities.

Rootstock Chart

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Pollination Charts

Many fruit tree varieties are not self-fertile. In order to have successful pollination, it may be necessary to have two different varieties of tree.

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