Just picked my tree's very first Gold Rush apple!
Planted a Gold Rush tree from Adams County in spring 2009, after having tasted the variety and loved it. This year we got 4 apples... I've been watching them very closely, they are not really ripe yet, but one had a hole developing in it, so we made the big move and picked it.
Well, our tree's very first unripe apple was so delicious we fought over who got to gnaw on the core. I love this apple. Under-ripe it is super crisp and tart, but still sweet enough to really enjoy. I am very happy we planted it!
Thanks to forum members who've helped me with advice on pruning, Immunox use, etc. I appreciate it!