Are golden delicious red first?
Here is a very simple question. I have a small apple tree that is on its 4th year and bearing for the first time ever. I purchased it to be a Golden Delicious (amazingly the original tag is still on it so I'm sure of this!). This is the first time it has had fruit and I've never had another Golden Delicious. All the apples on it-which are definitely premature and probably about 1/2 the size of a ripe apple- are very much red. In fact, they look like a RED delicious to me.
My simple question is this: Are Golden Delicious apples red as they grow and then turn golden (yellowish) when they ripen, or was this tree mislabeled? Thanks.