Golden Delicious

Available mid-fall into the early winter months; an important American variety the Golden Delicious has been parent apple to many well know varieties such as Gala, Ambrosia, Mutsu, Pink Lady and Jonagold to name a few. While the exact parentage of the Golden Delicious apple is unknown it is believed by many to be a relative of the Grimes Golden and the Golden Reinette.

What’s It Like?

  • Sweet
  • Crisp white flesh
  • Juicy
  • Firm


The Golden Delicious apple has a sweet-tart flavor that can be enjoyed fresh, but also has the necessary acid content and stability to be a baking apple. Fresh, raw apple may be added to green salads, fruit salads or grain salads. Sweeten and spice apple slices, then bake into crisps, crumbles, tarts, cakes, galettes and breads. Apple slices may also be cooked down into preserves and butters, or pureed into sauces and soups. Add slices to burgers and sandwiches. Pairs well with savory items as well, such as onions, cabbages, pork, cheeses and strong herbs.

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