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Virginia Gold apple

Last updated 01 Jan 2014.

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12 Oct 2016 
I just picked up bushels of Va gold where I live here in central VA. The apples are huge, crisp, tart and somewhat sweet. They are not as sweet as golden delicious and remind me of Granny Smith. They're great for pies and baking. Ripening may improve flavor. Terrific keepers.

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Bright yellow fruit with pink blush. Crisp juicy flesh with flavors similar to Newtown Pippin. Should be stored to reach peak flavor.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Newtown Pippin x Golden Delicious
  • Originates from: Virginia, United States
  • Introduced: 1944
  • Developed by: Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1968


  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949


  • Fireblight  - Very susceptible

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