Golden Delicious

Golden Delicious

An old favourite. Yellow skin. Great to eat fresh or cook with.

Golden Delicious is a large, yellow skinned cultivar and very sweet to the taste. It is prone to bruising and shriveling, so it needs careful handling and storage. It is a favorite for salads, apple sauce, and apple butter.

This cultivar is a chance seedling possibly a hybrid of Grimes Golden and Golden Reinette. The original tree was found on the Mullins’ family farm in Clay County, West Virginia, United States and was locally known as Mullin’s Yellow Seedling and Annit apple. Anderson Mullins sold the tree and propagation rights toStark Brothers Nurseries, which first marketed it as a companion of their Red Delicious in 1914. [ Source: Wikipedia ]