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Blushing Golden apple

Last updated 03 Jul 2011.

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Current rating: 4.1 out of 5. Total votes cast: 11

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14 Sep 2016 
Blushing gold is our favorite apple for apple sauce and apple butter. Stumbled onto this variety at a farmers market and took us awhile to track down orchard in Marthasville, MO.

24 Aug 2015 
It is the best of our apples in December and January, less bothered by worms than early apples.

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.


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

References and further reading about this variety

  • Apples for the 21st Century
    Author: Manhart

Blushing Golden identification photos from official fruit collections

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