Grimes Golden apple identification

Grimes Golden apple identification
Great historical interest as the probable parent of Golden Delicious, with similar sweet flavour and good keeping qualities, and widely planted during early 20th century. Parentage: Unknown. Introduced / discovered in 1830s.

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Identification

  • Flesh colour - White to Cream, pale yellow
  • Flesh colour - Yellow to Very Yellow
  • Fruit size - Medium
  • Fruit size - Variable
  • Fruit shape - Flat-round
  • Fruit shape - Round-conical
  • Fruit shape - Conical
  • Fruit shape - Long-conical
  • Fruit shape - Oblong-conical
  • Fruit shape - Oblong
  • Shape features - Regular, round
  • Shape features - Ribbed
  • Shape features - Slightly, broadly, obscurely ribbed
  • Shape features - Ribbed cavity to basin
  • Shape features (vertical view) - Lop-sided, unequal sides, irregular
  • Shape features (vertical view) - Symmetrical
  • Shape features (vertical view) - Variable, dissimilar shapes
  • Shape uniformity - Lack Uniformity in size & shape
  • Bultitude apple group - 5. Yellow, smooth, sweet or acidic
  • Seeds - size - Small
  • Seeds - size - Medium
  • Core - Abaxile / Irregular
  • Core - Axile / Symmetrical
  • Core - Closed
  • Core - Open
  • Seeds - point - Acute
  • Seeds - point - Obtuse
  • Seeds - characteristics - Abortive
  • Seeds - characteristics - Many
  • Seeds - characteristics - Plump
  • Seeds - characteristics - Tufted
  • Core - carpels - Hollow cylinder at center
  • Core - lines - Moderate
  • Core - lines - Narrow
  • Core - lines meeting - Base of calyx tube
  • Core - lines meeting - Sides of calyx tube
  • Calyx / Sepals- Opening - Medium
  • Calyx / Sepals- Opening - Large
  • Calyx / Sepals - Size - Long
  • Calyx / Sepals - Size - Medium
  • Calyx / Sepals - Size - Short
  • Calyx / Sepals - Width - Narrow
  • Calyx / Sepals - Width - Medium
  • Calyx Tube - Shape - Conic
  • Calyx Tube -  Length - Long
  • Calyx Tube -  Size - Large
  • Calyx Tube -  Stamen - Basal
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Pubescent
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Green with brown tips
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Closed
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Partially Open
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Connivent
  • Calyx / Sepals - Description - Reflexed
  • Russet - Present
  • Russet - Not present
  • Russet % coverage - Medium
  • Russet % coverage - Low
  • Russet % coverage - Absent
  • Russet details - Capillary lines, Netting, Veins, Webbing
  • 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) - Golden Russet
  • 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) - Bronze to Brownish Purple
  • Skin blush (color) - Pink to Pinkish Red Copper
  • Scarf skin - Not present
  • Suture lines - Not present
  • Bloom - Not present
  • Skin waxy or greasy - No waxiness or greasiness present
  • Skin feel - Dry
  • Skin feel - Not smooth, Rough
  • Stripes - No stripes
  • Stem (length) - Short
  • Stem (length) - Medium
  • Stem (thickness) - Slender
  • Stem (thickness) - Medium
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Gray to Brown Russet
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Little, light russet
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Russet rays extening out from stem cavity
  • Stem cavity (russet) - Yellow to Golden Brown Russet
  • Stem (position) - Inclined, Oblique, laying to the side
  • Stem (position) - Slightly Oblique
  • Stem (position) - Upright
  • Stem (details) - Curved
  • Stem (color) - Brown
  • Stem (color) - Green
  • Stem Cavity (protruberances) - Flat, Smooth
  • Stem Cavity (protruberances) - Compressed
  • 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) - Russet
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Shiny, Smooth
  • Stem Cavity (skin features) - Silvery Gray
  • 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) - Wide, Broad
  • Basin skin - Yellow
  • Basin skin - Shiny, Smooth
  • Basin skin - Pubescent, Downy
  • Basin skin - Green
  • Basin skin - Silvery gray
  • Basin width - Moderate
  • Basin width - Broad
  • Basin russet - Usually Russet free
  • Basin (top view) - Uneven, Oblique, Slanted
  • Basin (top view) - Symmetrical, Round
  • Basin (side view slope to eye) - Tight, Acuminate
  • Basin (side view depth) - Medium depth
  • Basin (side view depth) - Deep
  • Basin (side view depth) - Variable depth
  • Basin (protruberances) - Ridged, Ribbed
  • Basin (protruberances) - Undulate, Furrowed, Wavy, Puckered
  • Basal lobes - Present, Crowned, or 5-lobed
  • Basal lobes - Slightly present
  • Dots (description) - Brown
  • Dots (description) - Light colored, pale, greyed
  • Dots (description) - Same color as background
  • Dots (description) - Gray
  • Dots (description) - Raised
  • Dots (description) - Russet
  • Dots (description) - Yellow
  • Dots (numbers) - Few
  • Dots (numbers) - Moderate
  • 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) - Random, Irregular spread
  • Dots (spread) - From Cavity lessening toward Basin
  • Flesh (staining) - Yellow
  • Flesh (staining) - Not present
  • Flesh (texture) - Tender, Soft, Melting
  • Flesh (texture) - Crisp, Breaking into chuncks
  • Flesh (texture) - Firm, Hard
  • Flesh (texture) - Granular, Coarse, Mealy
  • Flesh (texture) - Moderate
  • Flesh (grain) - Medium
  • Flesh (juiciness) - Juicy or Very Juicy

Using

  • Uses - Eat fresh
  • Uses - Cooking
  • Uses - Juice
  • Uses - Hard cider
  • Uses - Drying
  • Flavour quality - Very good
  • Flavour style - Aromatic
  • Flavour style - Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style - Honeyed / Scented
  • Flavour style - Sharp / refreshing
  • Harvest period - Late season
  • Only sweet flavor - Tart, sub-acid, or bitter flavor detected

Growing

  • Flowering period - Mid season
  • Flowering group - 3
  • Fruit bearing - Spur-bearer
  • Fruit bearing - Partial tip-bearer
  • First planted - Before 1950

References

  • 'Apples for the 21st Century' by Manhart
  • Grimes Golden - tasting notes, history, and pedigree on OrangePippin.com



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