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Golden Delicious Apple

Golden Delicious Apple

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Golden Delicious Apple

Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious'

Grandpa's Choice™ Golden Delicious! Grandpa and many people rate it still as one of the best all-purpose apples every grown. Grandpa's strain is more russet resistant than the original Golden Delicious, but has all the same qualities--- large, sweet, juicy golden yellow fruit. It is a favorite for pies, sauce, cooking, juice and all purposes. Stores well. Harvest mid-season in late September to early October.


12-18 Feet



10-15 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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1093 Golden Delicious Apple on Dwarf (Bud 9) root, Large 1/2-5/8" caliper grade $24.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Golden Delicious will produce regular and heavy annual crops of fine apples if thinned properly. Overload it with lots of small fuit and next years crop will be much less! Thin it early and agressively. The tree is open and spreading and easy to trim and train. It is usually a good pollinator for other varieties, except Gala, Jonagold, and others that have known Golden Delicious heritage. It blooms mid-late season and is quite hardy. One of the easiest and most dependable apples to grow.

A Little History about Golden Delicious Apple

Golden Delicious is sometimes known as Yellow Delicious. It has been a profitable apple for years for commercial growers and maybe that is why it is know known as golden. It was one of Grandpa's and Grandma's favorites for different reasons. Grandpa loved it defines grower friendly and Grandma loved it because it could be used in the kitchen for almost every purpose. It started as a chance seedling of old-time Grimes Golden from West Virginia around 1900.

Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Mid-season blooming
Excellent pollinizer
Pollinizer needed
Disease Resistance
Russet resistance
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Spreading habit
Average vigor
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Other Attributes
Long-term keeper
Grandpa's Choice™
Very crisp
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Easy to grow
Cooking or baking
Good for drying
Good for pies
Canning or freezing
Good for sauce
High dessert quality
Juice or Cider