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 September. Self-pollinating.

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Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Bloom Time Mid
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest September
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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Pollination

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.

Planting & Care

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