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Prime Gold Golden Delicious
Malus domestica 'Golden Delicious-Prime Gold'
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- » Golden Delicious is one of Grandma's favorite apples, she used it for all uses.
Prime Gold Golden Delicious was discovered around 1965 in Zillah, Washington. It was likely a seedling of Golden Delicious and has most of the same traits except it does not russet, is firmer, and stores longer than regular Golden Delicious. Grandpa and many people rate it still as one of the best all-purpose apples every grown. Prime Gold 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.
Prime Gold is likely a chance seedling of Golden Delicious thaat was discovered in Zillah, Washington around 1965. 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.