Golden Delicious is one of the most commercially successful apples of all time, so much so that it has become a victim of its own success. Apple enthusiasts looking for something different tend to dismiss it as bland and boring. Yet this is an apple that deserves re-evaluating. Look out for examples which have been tree-ripened, and you will find an apple that fully deserves its name. Served slightly chilled it is great for eating fresh, and gives an instant rush of sugary sweetness. Golden Delicious also one of the best apples for cookery, its rich sweet slices keep their shape when cooked. Parentage: Grimes Golden ???. Introduced / discovered in 1890s.