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Fruit tree comparison - Golden Delicious
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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
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Partially self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Good
Golden Delicious produces unusually large amounts of pollen.
Ploidy? Diploid
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 style Sweeter
Cooking result Keeps shape

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Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1850 - 1899
Fruit colour Green / Yellow
Blossom colour White
Leaf colour Green