Golden Delicious apple identification

Golden Delicious apple identification
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.

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    Golden Delicious - Fruit
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    Golden Delicious blossom - Blossom

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Identification

  • Flesh colour - White
  • Flesh colour - White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Flesh colour - White to Greenish to Greenish Yellow
  • Fruit size - Medium
  • Fruit size - Variable
  • Shape features - Regular
  • Shape features - Ribbed
  • Bultitude apple group - 5. Yellow, smooth, sweet or acidic
  • Russet - Present
  • Russet details - Dots, Patches, Spots, Netting
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Yellow (+/or) Green with NO Red (+/or) Pink
  • Skin blush - Present
  • Skin blush (color) - Orange to Orange Red Brown
  • Skin blush (color) - Pink to Pinkish Red Copper
  • Skin feel - Smooth, Shiny, Glossy, Porcelain-like
  • Stripes - No stripes
  • Stem (length) - Long
  • Stem (thickness) - Slender to Medium
  • Stem Cavity (side view depth) - Deep
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Russet, Scaly
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Moderate, Medium
  • Basin skin - Russet, Scaly, Dots
  • Basin width - Moderate
  • Basin (side view depth) - Medium
  • Basin (protruberances) - Angular, Ridged, Ribbed
  • Basal lobes - Present, Crowned, or 5-lobed
  • Dots (description) - Russet
  • Dots (size) - Small
  • Dots (skin lenticels) - Conspicuous, prominent
  • Flesh (texture) - Crisp, Breaking
  • Flesh (texture) - Firm, Hard
  • Flesh (juiciness) - Juicy or Very Juicy

Using

  • Uses - Eat fresh
  • Uses - Cooking
  • Harvest period - Late season

Growing

  • Flowering period - Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group - 4
  • Fruit bearing - Spur-bearer
  • First planted - Before 1950

References

  • 'Apples for the 21st Century' by Manhart
  • 'Apples of England' (1948) by Taylor
  • 'Fruit Expert' by Hessayon
  • Golden Delicious - tasting notes, history, and pedigree on OrangePippin.com



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