Apple (Malus) 'Grimes Golden'

Grimes Golden Apple

Categories: Fruit Tree

Medium oblong fruit with a flat base. Rich, spicy, tangy, sweet flavor with light yellow flesh. Excellent pollinizer. Stores very well.


More About Apple (Malus) 'Grimes Golden'

  • originated in Brooke County, West Virginia 1804
  • thought to be a parent to 'Golden Delicious'
  • 'Grimes Golden' contains 19% sugar that ferments to 9% alcohol and was popular for the making of hard cider in the Blue Ridge Mts. of Virginia

Grimes Golden in one of the relatively select group of apples that is self-fruitful. Superior dessert quality apple...especially pies. Good for juices and cider.


Spacing:

10-20 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

Apple (Malus) 'Grimes Golden' Characteristics

Exposure

  • Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Mid season

Bloom Time

  • Early-mid season

Fruit Qualities

  • distinct flavor
  • crisp
  • sweet
  • aromatic

Fruiting Attributes

  • antique variety
  • good for cider
  • heavy bearer
  • medium size
  • good for cooking/baking

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')