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Grimes Golden Apple

Grimes Golden Apple

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Grimes Golden Apple

Malus domestica 'Grimes Golden'

Grimes Golden is an excellent, medium sized bright golden yellow apple with fine, crisp, yellow flesh.  It has an aromatic, spicy flavor that is distinctive.  It is good for all uses except for baking.  An excellent keeper into the winter.  The trees are moderately vigorous, precocious and consistent yearly bearer.  Considered self-fertile.  Ripens in mid-season in September thru October.

Alternate names:  Bellflower, Grimes, Grimes Golden Pippin


12-15 Feet



10-15 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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Item # Description Price
1140 Grimes Golden Apple on Semi-Dwarf (EMLA 7) root, Extra Large 5/8" up caliper grade $29.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Grimes Golden'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Many heirloom varieties have some natural resistance to apple scab and other diseases, since they were often discovered and grown well before fruit growers started to use chemicals for disease control.  However, you may still want to be vigilant about fire blight, apple scab, and other fungal diseases and spray when the need arises.  Protect from insect damage like normal.


A Little History about Grimes Golden Apple

Grimes Golden has been around since the early 1800s and was often boated down the rivers from West Virginia, where it originated,  and other states to New Orleans.

Malus domestica 'Grimes Golden' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Somewhat self-fertile
Mid-season blooming
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Very productive
Harvest Period
Extended harvest
Other Attributes
Very juicy
Long-term keeper
Somewhat spicy
Very crisp
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Average skill
Canning or freezing
Juice or Cider
High dessert quality
Good for drying
Good for pies
Good for sauce