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Red Gold apple

This one gets a blue ribbon for being the sweetest tasting apple ever developed. Keeps for weeks in the refrigerator.

USDA identification images for Red Gold

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.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 23 Oct 2015  MA, United States
      I have two 25 year old dwarf Red Gold trees which produced an extraordinary amount of apples this year. They are the best tasting apples you can imagine, sweet and juicy.
    • 31 Jan 2012  AL, United States
      I've grown Red Gold for probably 20 years at my Tennessee home. The tree is loaded with small apples. I enjoy eating them straight from the tree. Excellent flavor.

    Tree register

    United States


    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2017 season

    • 8th March  2017  - tree owned by Ajay in Rohru, India

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2017 season

    • 2nd week October  2017  - tree owned by Ajay in Rohru, India


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: Cashmere, Washington, United States
    • Introduced: 1946
    • Developed by: F.A.Schell
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1951-025


    • Country of origin: United States

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Red Gold:

    United States

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