Golden Delicious - A Classic Apple Cultivar
Golden Delicious is a classic apple cultivar that is known for its sweet flavour and crisp texture. The apple is a medium to large size and has yellow-green skin with a slight red blush. Golden Delicious is a versatile apple that can be used for fresh eating, cider making, and preserves.
Golden Delicious was discovered as a chance seedling in Clay County, West Virginia in the 1890s. The tree was first propagated by Anderson Mullins and was originally called Mullins Yellow Seedling. It was later renamed Golden Delicious to reflect its excellent flavour. The apple quickly gained popularity and became one of the most widely grown apples in the world.
In the Orchard:
Golden Delicious is a vigorous tree that requires a moderate amount of pruning to maintain its shape and size. It is a late-blooming variety that is not as susceptible to frost damage as some other apple varieties. The apple is a good choice for areas with mild winters and is hardy to USDA Zone 4.
Golden Delicious is a triploid variety and requires a pollinator to set fruit. It is compatible with many other apple varieties such as Granny Smith, Gala, and Fuji.
Golden Delicious apples are medium to large in size and have a yellow-green skin with a slight red blush. The fruit is known for its sweet flavour and crisp texture. The apple is a good choice for fresh eating, cider making, and preserves.
Golden Delicious is a classic apple cultivar that is known for its sweet flavour and crisp texture. At Traynor Family Orchard, we are proud to grow Golden Delicious apples and use them in a variety of products such as fresh eating, cider, and preserves. Its adaptability to different climates and its various uses makes it a popular apple variety among growers and consumers alike.