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Blushing Golden apple

Last updated 03 Jul 2011.

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Current rating: 3.7 out of 5. Total votes cast: 7
 

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31 Oct 2011 
I agree with Larry. Very firm, juicy and tangy apple. Highly recommended.


19 Oct 2011 
I disagree with your low rating. My wife and I would rate it a 5. I like the tangy taste and firmness over a Golden Delicious. The apples do bruise easily but keep well. I thin the apples in the spring to get larger ones. Bugs like them also, so I have to keep the tree sprayed. I thought that I had a Grimes Golden tree until I finally found a receipt which varified it was a Starks Golden Blush. I have a dwarf tree and we enjoy the apples especially for pies. The apple stays firm during baking. We freeze the pie filling in a pie pan and then make the crust when ready to bake a pie. We have kept the frozen pies for a couple of years with a little degradation in flavor. The apples will stay firm in the refrigerator for 3 months if kept in a plastic bag. In the spring of 2010, I planted a second tree as a backup to the original.



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Fruit is yellow with up to 50% of the fruit surface covered with a dirty orange-pink blush. Waxy yellow skin is rough, bruise resistant and will not shrivel even in storage. Flesh is yellowish white with a subacid flavor and a fermented aftertaste. Shape is conic and fruits weigh 0.35 to 0.4 pounds. A full rich flavor that develops in storage.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1629
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 1975-179

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