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Grimes Golden

Grimes Golden

Harvest: 
late September
Season: 
October through December
Quality: 
rich, sweet, spicy, syrup-like juice
Use: 
fresh-eating, cider, sauce

Grimes Golden is an old West Virginia variety that many older growers hold to be the best dessert apple available, when properly grown. With a rich spicy flavor and perfumed skin, it can be a gourmet delight when it is at its best. The flavor is elusive to describe, some likening it to coriander. Not as common as it once was, you will still find it here and there, and is definitely one to try. It is not quite as crisp as Golden Delicious, but makes up for that with character.