Learn more about this early season apple. How does it compare to the more well known Golden Delicious?
When I took a friend peach picking one summer there was some early apples available as well. One of the was the Golden Supreme. I got to pick some of those laon giwht the peaches.
What is this apple all about? Is it similar to the Golden Delicious or is the only thing they have in common their yellow skin? I will talk about that and give you a lesson on all things Golden Supreme.
If we go wit the first theory, then the apple has Grimes Golden as one of it's parents. That apple is also believed to be a parent of the Golden Delicious.
🚜 When Are They Harvested?
This apple appears on the scene before the Golden Delicious in late August/early September, which is about 2 weeks earlier.
It's great for an orchard to have if they want an earlier yellow apple. It's not nearly widely grown as the Golden Delicious, so finding it may take more of a search. It's not a supermarket variety.
👅 What Does It Taste Like
Here is my review of this apple. Categories are on a scale of 1-10.
🍎 What are Golden Supreme Best For?
This conversation has to start by talking about how it compares to Golden Delicious. I have found the quality of Golden Supreme I have had to be inconsistent. When it's good I think it's better than Golden Delicious I have had. But when it's not, it can be bland.
From my experience this apple is best right off the tree. This is the peak of it's flavor. Some apples do improve in flavor as they age such as Pink Lady but I don't think that is the case with Golden Supreme.
In terms of crispness it's about as crisp as a Golden Delicious.
Besides out of hand eating, I think this would make a great apple for applesauce. I heard that this apple is popular in cider making, especially early in the season when there aren't a lot of sweet apples available yet.
The apple also is one that resists browning making it an excellent choice for a salad or if you are going to cut it up and make a cheese board. I recommend serving it with a raw milk cheddar and baby swiss.
🛒 Where to Buy
I have only seen this apple at orchards, farmers markets, and small independent shops. Here are some orchards that grow this apple.
- Overhiser Orchard | South Haven, MI
- Apple Holler | Sturtevant, WI
- Sunrise Orchard | Gays Mil, WI
- Scott Farm | Drummerston, VT
- Lyons Fruit Farm | Fennville, MI
- Sholan Farms | Leominster, MA
- Gravert's Apple Basket Orchard | Sabula, IA
- Shaw Orchards | White Hall, MD
- Rendleman's Orchard | Alto Pass, IL
- Lapacek's Orchard | Poynette, WI
🟡 More Yellow Apples
I am a big fan of yellow apples, so I have an entire list of yellow apples that I have tried for you to check out. Here are a few favorites from that list.
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