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Virginia Gold apple

Bright yellow fruit with pink blush. Crisp juicy flesh with flavors similar to Newtown Pippin. Should be stored to reach peak flavor.

USDA identification images for Virginia 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

    • 12 Oct 2016  VA, United States
      I just picked up bushels of Va gold where I live here in central VA. The apples are huge, crisp, tart and somewhat sweet. They are not as sweet as golden delicious and remind me of Granny Smith. They're great for pies and baking. Ripening may improve flavor. Terrific keepers.

    Tree register

    United States

    Harvest records for this variety

    2015 season

    • October  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Newtown Pippin x Golden Delicious
    • Originates from: Virginia, United States
    • Introduced: 1944
    • Developed by: Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station


    • Country of origin: United States
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months


    • Flowering group: 4
    • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency

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