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Golden Delicious 




SummaryUndoubtedly one of the most important apple varieties of the 20th century, both as a commercial variety in its own right, and as breeding stock for many other varieties. Very good flavor when home-grown.


Golden Delicious

Fruit colourYellow / Gold

Flesh colourWhite to Cream, pale yellow

Fruit sizeSmall

Fruit shapeRound-conical


Golden Delicious


Flavour styleHoneyed / Scented

Ripening periodMid-Late season


Cooking resultKeeps shape


Golden Delicious



VigourAverage growth

PollinationFlowering group 4
Flowers Mid-Late season
Partially self-fertile
Blossom frost-resistance
Gardening skillVery easy

ProblemsCanker - Some susceptibility
Scab - Some susceptibility
Mildew - Some susceptibility
Fireblight - Some susceptibility
Cedar apple rust - Very susceptible


Golden Delicious

Country of originUnited States

Other qualitiesAwards 1993

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