Grimes Golden Apple
Long known to be one of the parents of the prodigious Golden Delicious~ the Grimes Golden apple was originally discovered in an orchard in West Virginia in the 1830s. Its skin ranges in color from a pale yellow to a light green with prominent lenticels. The skin is thin with a solid crack when bitten; it also russets slightly at the poles. The flesh is stark white and is slightly soft but still provides a good crunch. It is juicy with mild sweetness to balance and normally tart subacid flavor.
It serves multiple uses but is primarily used as fresh eating, baking, and cider production.
USDA Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: G.969 ~15-17' or 70-75% of Standard; Semi-Dwarf
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Group: 4, Late Mid-season
Ripening Time: October