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Great for organic growers. This dessert-apple tree is disease-resistant to apple scab and powdery mildew. Fruit has a tart, tangy flavor that sweetens with age. Excellent fresh or in pies and crisps. Introduced circa 1993. Ripens in mid- to late-October. Best pollinators: Jonafree, Red Fuji or Enterprise. May be covered by U.S.P.P. #9392 or other patents. Co-op 38 cultivar.


Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Mid To Late October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

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Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
good for organic growing
SERA D on May 17, 2016
Apples store all winter so that we can enjoy every one and not have them go to waste.
Jamie K on Apr 26, 2016
good for organic growing
SERA D on May 17, 2016
I already grow it. It's the best, long term storage apple, I have ever grown.
David B on Apr 28, 2016
Apples store all winter so that we can enjoy every one and not have them go to waste.
Jamie K on Apr 26, 2016
Pollinator for Honeycrisp and good for cooking and cider.
Alan M on Apr 18, 2016
One of the best tasting apples ever & we chose it to pollinate the Honeycrisp we planted for our first grandchild.
Sheila M on Apr 15, 2016
This is my absolute favorite apple! If you are looking for a tangy, sweet-tart apple, then you will love this apple as much as I do. They are great keepers, as well. I have had them in a fruit bowl for over a month, and they were still delicious. In the right storage setting, who knows how long they will keep! Don't eat them right off the tree, though. They need a little while off the tree to develop that delicious sweet-tart yumminess.
Jona D on Apr 12, 2016
excellent flavor and keeper.
Dan S on Apr 11, 2016
I chose the GoldRush apple for the tree size (dwarf) and disease resistant qualities offered. I was looking for a yellow apple to that could pollinate my red Jonafree apple tree. Stark Bros. was highly recommended by a friend.
TAM S on Mar 28, 2016
Highly recommend at the Organic Growers School at UNC Ashville for flavor and disease resistance.
E M on Mar 16, 2016
It cross pollinate with WineCrisp. Wine production
JULIE S on Mar 13, 2016
This was a recommended variety from my local extension as a good disease resistant variety for beginners.
Brandon A on Mar 5, 2016
I already grow it. It's the best, long term storage apple, I have ever grown.
David B on Apr 28, 2016
Pollinator for Honeycrisp and good for cooking and cider.
Alan M on Apr 18, 2016

Customer Reviews

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great flavor
Good fruit. Is susceptible to CAR, but two well-timed applications of myclobutanil (Immunox) has eliminated that problem on my Goldrush.
March 21, 2016
Apple tree purchases.
I am very happy with the three trees that I bought from Stark Bros. I ordered the same variety's from other suppliers and they were not as advertised. You can count on Stark Bros for getting what you pay for. Truly, the best supplier out there.
May 12, 2016
1 year ago
Year 1
This apple tree looks great, but it's only the first year. I'm very pleased.
May 20, 2016
1 year ago
"amazing apple tree"
We "bare root" planted 2 of these remarkable little apple trees early spring 2 years ago. We ordered the "premium" version, one dwarf, one semi-dwarf, and immediately planted them according to the instructions. They "leafed out" almost instantly, have sailed through 2 "scorching" summers, and now, their 3rd spring, are setting little apples (we'll thin these out until the trees are strong enough to support the load). They are both so well-structured with no help from us, the pruners at Stark Bros. having done such a great job. We plan to buy more apple trees, of course from Stark Bros. We recommend them always to our friends. Thank You, Stark Bros., for this wonderful success story!
May 26, 2016
over 2 years ago
Excellent eating and cooking Apple.
This is the best apple available as far as I know. The problem is that it is highly susceptible to cedar Apple rust which makes it hard to grow in Eastern Missouri.
March 17, 2016
1 year ago
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