Semi-dwarf on M-111 rootstock.
Chill hours: 700
Harvest: September 5 - September 20
Looks: Large, bright, gold skin.
Personality: Legendary sweetness and flavor.
Facts of note: Reliable producer adapted to many climates. Allow the fruit to ripen to gold on the tree to experience the sweetest apples. Golden Delicious bakes well in addition to being a favorite for fresh eating. The variety was developed in the United States at the end of the 19th century.
Pollination: Self-fruitful and best pollenizer for other varieties
Apples are generally late blooming. Need full sun, well-drained soil, and moderate fertility. Thin fruit to maximize quality and size. Susceptible to codling moth, apple scab, powdery mildew, and gophers. Generally cross-fertile, which means that the variety is not pollinated by itself, but by a different variety of the same fruit. Three or more varieties are best. Harvest 3rd year.
Please Note: Although most of our bare-root trees arrive to our warehouse in mid-December, there are a few varieties -- Mulberry, Pecan, Persimmon, Quince, and Walnut -- that will not arrive until mid-January. If you order any of those varieties along with varieties that arrive in mid-December, your order will be delayed for shipment until mid-January unless you ask us to split your shipments and agree to pay any additional shipping charges resulting from two separate shipments.
Check out our Fruit Tree Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.