Organic Grown Trees & Plants:

Grimes Golden

  • Zone: 4
  • Taste: Sweet
  • Texture: Crisp
  • Bloom Time: Mid
  • Harvest Time: Late
  • Size: Prune to desired height
  • Uses: All purpose apple

This one here I decided to try awhile back, not knowing if it would make here or not. Wasn't sure how hardy it was, but it made it thru the bitter cold Winter of 2013-2014. Remember that one? It was a record breaker! Anyways, this one being the supposed parent of Golden Delicious, it has to be sweet right? It is. I have been growing the Gibson strain of the Golden Delicious here and I believe the Grimes Golden to be about the same but with a spicy like twist. This is a great apple with good disease resistance against Fireblight, Apple Scab, and Cedar Apple Rust. I've heard it doesn't get Powdery Mildew either, but we don't have much trouble with that here anyway. Between the Grimes Golden and the Golden Delicious, the Grimes Golden is much more productive for us.