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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.

Blushing Golden identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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Visitor reviews

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

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1629
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1975-179

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