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Golden Delicious

The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill?Average
Fertility?Partially self-fertile
Flowering group?4
Pollinating others?Good
Golden Delicious produces unusually large amounts of pollen.
Vigour?Average growth
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit bearing?Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening


Picking season?Late
Use / keeping?3 months or more
Flavour quality?Good
Flavour styleSweeter
Cooking resultKeeps shape

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Country of originUnited States
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen