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‘Golden Delicious’ apple is one of the most widely planted varieties in the world. It produces large fruit with beautiful golden skin and crisp flesh. The delicious fruit is exceptionally sweet and rich, almost like eating raw sugar cane. ‘Golden Delicious’ is a versatile apple that can be used for fresh eating and baking. This all-purpose apple typically ripens from September to October and is one of the best pollinators for most other apple tree varieties. ‘Golden Delicious’ is a self-fruitful tree; however, the best fruit is produced with a pollinator, such as a Crabapple or a Red Delicious.
‘Golden Delicious’ was discovered by a West Virginia farmer at the end of the 19th century. It is generally considered to be a seedling of ‘Grimes Golden’, to which it bears a strong resemblance. This tasty apple has since grown in popularity and is now a popular supermarket apple.
‘Golden Delicious’ requires 600 to 700 chill hours.