Baker's Delight is a superb baking and dessert apple, boasting the richest, most complex flavor you can get from an early to mid-September ripening apple. The medium-size apples have a tender texture that cooks up perfectly and do not brown easily when cut. Baker's Delight is an extremely heavy annual bearer with fruit that can hang on the tree for an extended period with no loss in flavor quality. Zones 5 to 8. PPAF. This is a Reachable Tree producing full sized fruits on a smaller tree, making it easier to fit in your garden and to harvest.