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Grimes Golden Apple

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Description

Look no further for rich, sweet flavor with a hint of spice. Precocious tree bears crops of medium-sized fruit. Fruit has a bright yellow skin when ripe and a crisp, sweet flesh with a smooth, creamy texture. Ideal for fresh-eating and also excellent for juice, cider, and sauce. Antique variety, originates from West Virginia, circa 1830. Thought to be a parent of Golden Delicious. Disease-resistant to cedar apple rust and fire blight. Ripens in mid-September. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Mid September In Zone 5
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Spicy
Texture Fine, Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

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.

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Stark Bro's Store
As a good pollinator.
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 2016
Cedar Apple Rust is a predominate problem here and this one is resistant. Also it is self-pollinating.
LARRY W on Mar 6, 2016
As a good pollinator.
Jacqueline L S on Apr 26, 2016
This was a family favorite in our apple orchards, and made the most delicious apple sauce and apple butter. They are also amazing right off the tree!
Jane W on Mar 25, 2016
Cedar Apple Rust is a predominate problem here and this one is resistant. Also it is self-pollinating.
LARRY W on Mar 6, 2016
After a month of storage, might be the best tasting yellow apple on the planet.
Boyd K on Feb 22, 2016
Cider sugars
John R on Feb 19, 2016
This was a family favorite in our apple orchards, and made the most delicious apple sauce and apple butter. They are also amazing right off the tree!
Jane W on Mar 25, 2016
After a month of storage, might be the best tasting yellow apple on the planet.
Boyd K on Feb 22, 2016
My wonderful grimes golden tree is in east TN. The apples are starting to fall more. Is it too early to pick apples off tree??
Brenda W on Aug 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is too early. My Grimes Golden apples are also falling. These are normally ripe in mid to late September. I had assumed the problem was due to the extreme amount of rain this year but that is only a guess. My Golden delicious apples are also falling early but my three red varieties seem normal. The green apples need not be wasted. They can be cooked and sweetened for applesauce.
Is Grimes Golden crisp and good for eating? Does it bruise like a golden delicious?
Laura W on Mar 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I just got my Grimes Golden tree last fall, so it has not produced any apples yet. But my Dad used to buy Grimes Golden apples for us to eat when I was younger. In my opinion, they were very crisp and much sweeter than the Golden Delicious. They were good keepers, and didn't turn mealy like the Golden Delicious do when you've had them for awhile. I don't remember about the bruising, but I remember eating them when we had them for awhile and their skin would be wrinkley, (he would buy a bushel at a time). I would think if they bruised easily, they would rot quickly and not be good keepers like I remember. Hope this helps.

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Love Grimes Golden
When I was a child in WV in the late '30s & early '40's my mother sold Stark's Nursery products and one of them that we planted was Grimes Golden apples. I always remembered those particular apples above the others and it was with great joy that I recently found them here. I immediately ordered them and can't wait to see if they match my memories.
May 10, 2016
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1 year ago
quick-growing, pretty tree
We called it the "apple stick" when we first planted it, because it didn't look like much. A year later, it's filling out nicely, probably about 6 ft. high. We even had a few blooms on it this year (I won't expect any apples until next year at least). I
May 16, 2016
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1 year ago
Grimes golden apple
The grimes golden apple tree was planted last fall and is growing great this year. I would recommend planting Stark bare rooted trees over handling potted trees with all the extra weight.
May 14, 2016
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1 year ago
grimes golden
I was very pleased with the tree I received, great shape and size as advertised. I would recommend Stark apple trees to others. Unfortunately, for me two days after planting it rabbits completely girdled the new tree - grrr! I will use tree wraps in the future!
August 22, 2016
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