The Grimes Golden apple tree was found at a cider mill and nursery established by John Chapman back in the early 1800's. The Grimes Golden apple is a rich, spicy, tangy, with a honeyed sweet flavor that's crisp and sharp. Simply unforgettable packed in a simple light yellow skin. More complex flavor than its offspring Golden Delicious. Direct marketers seek out this fruit due to its superior dessert quality. The Grimes Golden apple trees are not as common as it once was, but you will still find it here and there. Excellent pollinizer with a long bloom period. Best grown in warmer climates. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Grimes Golden apple trees for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Grimes Golden Apple
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10
Low Chill: Yes
Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, pies and cider
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: Self-fertile
Origin Date: West Virginia 1804
Disease resistance: Excellent
Storage: 1 to 2 months
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
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.