Grimes Golden is an American heirloom apple first spotted in West Virginia, 1832.
Medium to large clear yellow fruit. Flesh is crisp, fine-grained, and juicy yellow flesh. Rich, distinctive, aromatic spicy flavor. Similar to Golden Delicious but with more richness and tang (It is a parent of Golden Delicious!). Makes great cider - has 18% sugar that ferments to 9% alcohol. Also good for fresh eating and applesauce.
Tree bears young, but is an irregular bearer and has poor productions some years. Ripens in October in upstate New York, keeps till January. Moderately resistant to fire blight and cedar-apple rust. Not very cold hardy, hardy to zone 6.