Golden Russet Apples
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The Golden Russet apple is an old-world medium, round, golden, russeted apple. It can have green skin with a grey russet, but when bathed in sunlight the skin becomes golden, coppery bronze, with splotches of peachy color. The flesh of the Golden Russet apple is fine-grained, yellow, crisp and juicy. Its flavor is described as a divine combination of sweet, subacid, and even spicy. The Golden Russet apple tree has dark reddish-olive bark with white lenticels and dark green leaves that are sharply serrated.
The Golden Russet apple is available for picking mid to late fall.
The Golden Russet belongs to the species Malus Domestica. The Golden Russet apple is a dessert apple and can be eaten raw, but it is popular in use for sweet and hard ciders.
Apples offer fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants when eaten with the skin.
The Golden Russet apple is widely used for both sweet and hard cider as it embodies all aspects of a quality drink: acid, sugar, tannin, and aroma. However, as a dessert apple, it is desirable for eating raw or for baking with as well. The Golden Russet apple has excellent storing ability and can last 3 to 4 months when refrigerated.
The Golden Russet apple declined in marketability in the twentieth century when the alluring shininess and color of red apples gained popularity. The Golden Russet has great storing ability, but fell out of markets once cultivars learned how to properly keep and store red apples. The Golden Russet apple tree is grown in the northern United States.
The Golden Russet apple was known about in the 1700s and most likely sprang from New York. Some have speculated that it may descend from the English russet apple. Others allude to it having almost perfect resemblance to the roxbury russet in all aspects except for shape, which was cultivated right before the Golden Russet. Whichever its lineage, little is know about its origin. The Golden Russet apple tree is semi dwarf in size and is resistant to apple scab as well as cedar apple rust. The Golden Russet apple tree has a hardiness zone range of 4 to 10.
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