Golden Delicious

Origin

The Golden Delicious appeared in 1890s in West Virginia on the farm of Anderson Mullins. Mullins sold it to a nursery that put a cage around it—they didn’t want anyone stealing the scion wood to propagate their own Golden Delicious apples!

Parentage

Probably a Golden Reinette and Grimes Golden—it’s still a mystery!

When We Harvest

End of September

Nicknames

Mullin’s Yellow Seedling, Annit, Yellow Delicious

Appearance

Pale Yellow color with an occasional red blush. Some russeting on the skin’s surface is typical.

Fun Fact

The Golden Delicious apple is parents to many other of your favorite types of apples, like Jonagold, Pink Ladies, Galas, and more! What would we do without it?

What are Golden Delicious good for?

Each produce item has it's strengths and weaknesses. View them below.

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  • Eating
  • Storing
  • Pies
  • Salads
  • Sauce
  • Juice
  • Baking
  • Drying
  • Freezing