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Apples

Crispin aka Mutsu

Heritage Red Delicious

Golden Delicious

Fuji

Arkansas Black

Granny Smith

 

 

GOLDEN DELICIOUS


Buy Golden: Please come see us at the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market. Our stand is in front of Restaurant Lago, just below 3rd Street Promenade on Arizona avenue.

Description: An apple worth rediscovering, Golden Delicious has been a victim of its own success. We all have tasted long-stored, boring Goldens whose flavor lay somewhere near that of a spongy old potato, yet when fresh-picked, this beautiful cultivar yields a crisp tender apple with enticing floral aroma and plenty of sweet juice.

Season: September, October.

Size: field run.

Suggested uses: Fresh eating, sliced in salads

Shelf life: Will keep at 32 degrees for 4 weeks.

Golden's History: Andrew Mullins discovered a unique and mysterious sight blooming among his apple orchards in 1905. A bumper crop of golden fruit shone from the boughs of a tree which Mullins knew he had not planted. Mullins watched for the next nine years as this remarkable tree produced it's delectable fruit--even during seasons when other trees did not. He finally took some samples of this large yellow apple (simply named "Mullins' Yellow Seedling") to Stark Brothers Nursuries in 1914. Possibly a chance seedling from Grimes Golden and Golden Reinette, Stark Brothers bought propagation rights and re-named the apple "Golden Delicious," as a companion to its Red Delicious (though the two varieties are not genetically related). Sweet and fragrant, the lightly textured green/gold skin of the Goldens protects a crisp interior and helps the apple retain its extra juiciness. The appealingly uniform shape and the wide variety of uses have helped propel Golden Delicious into the second most popular apple in the United States. Great for both fresh-eating and in salads (because the flesh stays white longer), Golden Delicious maintains a rich taste when baked or cooked in such products as apple sauces, apple butter, apple pies. They are also considered the best choice for apple cider.

We have quoted from and are indebted to http://www.orangepippin.com/
for information on the history of this apple variety.

Penryn Fruit List

Apples

Asian pears

Cherries

Citrus

European Pears

Feijoas

Figs

Grapes

Kiwifruit

Plums

Peaches

Persimmons

Pomegranates

 

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