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Golden Delicious

Seasons/Availability:
Harvested in March, Golden Delicious are at their peak March to May, although we may still have some in June and July.

Description/Taste:
An all-purpose variety, Golden Delicious apples are pale green to golden-yellow in colour. The flavours of these firm crisp white-fleshed apples vary: grown in a cool climate, the amount of acid in this apple increases, creating a sweeter flavour.

Applications:
The Golden Delicious apple has a sweet-tart flavor can be enjoy fresh, but the necessary acid content and stability to be a cooking apple. Fresh, raw apple may be added to green salads, fruit salads or grain salads. Sweeten and spice apple slices, then bake into crisps, crumbles, tarts, cakes, breads and bread puddings. Apple slices may also be cooked down into preserves and butters, or pureed into sauces. Pairs well with savory items as well, such as onions, cabbages, cheeses and strong herbs. Add slices to panini
or cold sandwiches. Keep dry and refrigerate until ready to
eat or use.


Geography/History of the Golden Delicious:
An American apple, the Golden Delicious had its beginning as a chance seedling on the West Virginia farm of Anderson H. Mullins in 1890 in Clay County and was originally named Mullins Yellow Seedling. Later in 1916, this apple was renamed the Golden Delicious when Paul Stark of Stark Brothers Nursery bit into it in 1914. Mullins sold the rights to the Golden Delicious apple to Stark Brothers Nursery and the rest is history. Surprising as it may seem by its familiar name, this apple is not related to Delicious.

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