Grimes Golden
West Virginia 1804


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The Grimes Golden was found at a cider mill and nursery established by John Chapman back in the early 1800's. Rich, spicy, tangy, sweet flavor that's crisp and sharp. Simply unforgettable in a simple light yellow flesh. More complex flavor than its offspring Golden Delicious. Direct marketers seek out this fruit due to its superior dessert quality. The Grimes Golden is not as common as it once was, but you will still find it here and there, and is definitely one to try. Excellent pollinizer with a long bloom period. Best grown in warmer climates.

 
CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449

Growing Considerations for Grimes Golden
West Virginia 1804

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Late

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Harvest Period: Late

Low Chill: Yes

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Origin Date: 1800`s

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Storage: 1-2 months

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.


Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             
 
Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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                                                    We are a GMO Free Fruit Tree Nursery

 


This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.