Golden Delicious Apples (Malus pumila) are crisp, sweet, and juicy when picked at peak ripeness from your own tree.
Have you been unimpressed with Golden Delicious Apples purchased from your local grocery store or super market? Most often those apples were picked prior to peak ripeness so that they could be stored and shipped, so flavor and sugars never fully developed. Don’t let those grocery store apples make up your mind about Golden Delicious Apples. They are a deliciously sweet treat when picked ripe and eaten directly from the tree.
Golden Delicious Apples ripen during September in Los Lunas, New Mexico and are heavy bearing trees.
Golden Delicious Apples ripen over several weeks allowing you sufficient time to enjoy and / or process. Pick Golden Delicious Apples when they change to a yellow gold
or yellow gold with rosy cheeks.
Golden Delicious apple trees are self-fertile, meaning they are stand-alone fruit trees requiring no other nearby apple trees for pollination. Golden Delicious Apple is a good pollinator for other apple varieties that are not self-fertile.
Golden Delicious Apples are used for fresh eating or processing into jelly, apple butter, sauces, or fresh frozen for use later in pies and pastries. Golden Delicious Apples only store for about two weeks before they lose their crispness and flavor declines, so you must "Usem or Losem".
Golden Delicious Apple is best grown in full sun with regular water and is hardy to USDA zone 5.
Contact Trees That Please Nursery for more information, availability, and pricing.
Photos & Narrative By:Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist