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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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, round
  • Shape features - Ribbed
  • Shape features - Slightly, broadly, obscurely ribbed
  • Bultitude apple group - 5. Yellow, smooth, sweet or acidic
  • Russet - Present
  • Russet % coverage - Medium
  • Russet % coverage - Low
  • Russet details - Radiating, stellate, rays, stripes
  • Russet details - Dots, Patches, Spots
  • Russet details - In stem cavity
  • All green or yellow - Only green or yellow present
  • All green or yellow - Other colors present
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Yellow (+/or) Green with some Red (+/or) Pink
  • Skin color (when ripe) - Yellow (+/or) Green with NO Red (+/or) Pink
  • Skin blush - Present
  • Skin blush - Not present
  • Skin blush (color) - Orange to Orange Red Brown
  • Skin blush (color) - Pink to Pinkish Red Copper
  • Scarf skin - Not present
  • Suture lines - Not present
  • Bloom - Not present
  • Skin waxy or greasy - Waxy or greasy (fresh or stored)
  • Skin feel - Not smooth, Rough
  • Skin feel - Smooth
  • Stripes - No stripes
  • Stem (length) - Long
  • Stem (thickness) - Slender
  • Stem (position) - Upright
  • Stem (details) - Curved
  • Stem (details) - Knobby, Clubbed
  • Stem (color) - Brown
  • Stem Cavity (protruberances) - Furrows, Corrugated
  • Stem Cavity (side view depth) - Deep
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Brown
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Green
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Green and Russet
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Russet
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Yellow
  • Stem Cavity (slope to stem) - Steep, Acuminate slope
  • Stem Cavity (slope to stem) - Acute, Medium Slope
  • Stem Cavity (top view orientation) - Oblique - slanted to one side
  • Stem Cavity (top view orientation) - Symmetrical
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Moderate, Medium width
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Narrow
  • Stem Cavity (top view width) - Wide, Broad
  • Basin skin - Shiny, Smooth
  • Basin skin - Green
  • Basin width - Narrow
  • Basin width - Moderate
  • Basin width - Broad
  • Basin width - Variable
  • Basin (top view) - Symmetrical, Round
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Tight, Acuminate
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Tight to medium slope
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Acute, Regular, Medium slope
  • Basin (side view depth) - Medium depth
  • Basin (side view depth) - Deep
  • Basin (protruberances) - Angular, Ridged, Ribbed
  • Basin (protruberances) - Undulate, Furrowed, Wavy, Puckered
  • Basal lobes - Present, Crowned, or 5-lobed
  • Basal lobes - Slightly present
  • Dots (description) - Raised
  • Dots (description) - Russet
  • Dots (description) - Submerged / Depressed
  • Dots (numbers) - Numerous
  • Dots (size) - Large
  • Dots (size) - Medium
  • Dots (size) - Small
  • Dots (skin lenticels) - Conspicuous, prominent, distinct
  • Dots (skin lenticels) - Inconspicuous, not prominent
  • Dots (spread) - From Basin lessening toward Cavity
  • Flesh (staining) - Yellow
  • Flesh (staining) - Green
  • Flesh (texture) - Crisp, Breaking into chuncks
  • Flesh (texture) - Firm, Hard
  • Flesh (texture) - Granular, Coarse, Mealy
  • Flesh (texture) - Chewy
  • Flesh (grain) - Medium
  • Flesh (grain) - Granular, Coarse, Mealy
  • 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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