Goldrush Apple

justjohn(8 AR/LA Stateline)September 11, 2013

Have any of you picked an apple from your goldrush tree? I ate a green one a couple weeks ago and it tasted like a mild Granny Smith. Today I tasted a fresh picked apple and it was nothing like the the one before. It was very sweet with a little acid taste. This is the first year it made apples, and was hand pollinated. I am very satisfied with the results. I never thought I could grow a great tasting apple with grocery store size. The only problem I have is the rusty brown discoloration on the skin. But, a little soap and water and some scrubbing brought out it's beauty. I look forward to tasting my younger trees apples, Jonafree, Braeburn, Granny Smith, and Fuji.

I hope you all had fun and were rewarded well from your labor. Looking forward to next spring.

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thomis(7)

I love the Goldrush apple. Mine aren't ready yet. Probably a couple more weeks to go. I am in central NC.
It is a very popular apple at the Raleigh, NC farmer's market. Nearly every orchard vendor has them for sale.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 7:51AM
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rayrose(8)

I've been growing it for 6 years and can never get any to full ripeness because the squirrels always beat me to them. I've even tried netting the tree, but to no avail.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 10:12AM
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cousinfloyd

Does anyone else find the texture of goldrush undesirable (for a fresh eating apple)?

    Bookmark   September 12, 2013 at 11:34AM
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