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Blushing Golden apple

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.

USDA identification images for Blushing Golden

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 14 Sep 2016  MO, United States
      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  UT, United States
      It is the best of our apples in December and January, less bothered by worms than early apples.
    • 31 Oct 2011  NY, United States
      I agree with Larry. Very firm, juicy and tangy apple. Highly recommended.
    • 19 Oct 2011  INDIANA, United States
      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.

    Tree register

    United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1975-179

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Blushing Golden:

    United States



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