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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.


Golden Delicious

Fruit colour Yellow / Gold

Flesh colour White to Cream, pale yellow

Fruit size Small

Fruit shape Round-conical


Golden Delicious

Flavour Good

Flavour style Honeyed / Scented

Ripening period Mid-Late season


Cooking result Keeps shape


Golden Delicious


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


Golden Delicious

Country of origin West Virginia, United States

Other qualities Awards 1993

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