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Summary Undoubtedly 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.




Identification

Golden Delicious




Fruit colour Yellow / Gold




Flesh colour White to Cream, pale yellow




Fruit size Small




Fruit shape Round-conical




Using

Golden Delicious




Flavour Good




Flavour style Honeyed / Scented




Ripening period Mid-Late season




Use/Keeping




Cooking result Keeps shape




Growing

Golden Delicious




Picking




Cropping Heavy




Vigour Average growth




Pollination Flowering group 4
Flowers Mid-Late season
Partially self-fertile
Blossom frost-resistance
Gardening skill Honeyed / Scented




Problems Canker - Some susceptibility
Scab - Some susceptibility
Mildew - Some susceptibility
Fireblight - Some susceptibility
Cedar apple rust - Very susceptible

Other

Golden Delicious




Country of origin West Virginia, United States




Other qualities Awards 1993

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