An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Golden Delicious Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
One of America's favorite apples is also self-fertile. Also known as Yellow Delicious.
This tree is round, spreading, precocious, and productive. It is self-fertile, but cropping will be improved if a pollinizer is present. It is susceptible to all major apple diseases, and should be pruned regularly to maintain annual production. Golden Delicious is also subject to necrotic leaf blotch, which can be ameliorated with a zinc-containing fungicide. It is a good pollinizer, but it is incompatible with Braeburn, Fuji, Jonagold, and Gala.
Ripening mid-season, this apple is crisp and juicy with a honeyed and spicy flavor. A properly tree-ripened Golden Delicious tends to be far superior to one sold in supermarkets, as this variety is often harvested prematurely to improve commercial viability. Golden Delicious is an outstanding dessert apple that also bakes and stores well.
This tree began its life as a chance seedling found on the farm Anderson Mullins in West Virginia in 1912. It was promoted by Stark Brothers, who began selling the trees in 1916. Since then, Golden Delicious has enjoyed over 100 years of popularity. In 1995, it was named the state apple of West Virginia, and in 2013, it was even commemorated on a stamp issued by the USPS! Golden Delicious has been used as a breeding parent for many other popular varieties, including Gala, Pink Lady, Elstar, Mutsu, and Ginger Gold.
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Fruit Uses & Storage
Uses: fresh eating, baking, storage
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: white
Parentage: chance seedling, possibly from Grime's Golden
Origin: West Virginia
Introduced in: 1916
Introduced by: Anderson Mullins
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 5 - 9
Chill hours: 700
Ripening date: Sep 08 (approximate, in New York State) 7 days before McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Bitter Rot: Susceptible
Cedar-Apple Rust: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible
Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Golden Delicious Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.
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|Spitzenburg Esopus Apple||0|
|Somerset Redstreak Apple||0|
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