Grimes Golden originated in Brook County of West Virginia at least beginning of 19th century and considered one of the finest American apples. It is also know as Grimes, Grimes’ Golden, and Grimes Golden Pippin. The fruit is medium to large in size and has golden yellow skin. The flesh is crisp and yellow. It used for fresh eating and cider making. Tree becomes bearing stage early and considered self-fertile. It recommended to plant a tree union (where rootstock and scion meet) about 8 inches above the ground to avoid collar rot. Tree is moderately resistant to fire blight and cedar apple rust. Grows zones 5-8.
Grimes Golden Apple Tree
Grimes golden is heirloom apple variety with medium to large fruit size and excellent golden-yellow color. The fruit is good for dessert and culinary use. Tree is a good annual cropper, but has a tendency to become a biennial cropper.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.