What other types of yellow apples are there out there besides Golden Delicious? I am going to share all the yellow apples varieties I have tried and which ones are the best tasting.
When I was growing up, I didn't get to try many different types of apples. It was during what I call the dark days of produce, when at the grocery store you only had 3 different types of apples to choose from - Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and Golden Delicious.
Since I didn't like my apples too tart and Red Delicious sucks, Golden Delicious became my favorite.
Now while I am no longer a fan of grocery store Golden Delicious, I do still have a love for yellow skinned apples. I have found many different varieties over the years that I want to share with you about today.
I hope you find a variety below that will get you excited about yellow apples again!
🟡 Yellow Apple Varieties
Here is a list of the yellow skinned apple varieties that I have encountered beyond Golden Delicious
- Pink Pearl
- Lucy Glo
- Ginger Gold
- Golden Supreme
- Blushing Golden
- Hidden Rose
- Grimes Golden
- D'Arcy Spice
- Winter Banana
- Kandil Sinap
- Sweet Orin
- Pitmaston Pine Apple
- Candy Crisp
- Maiden Blush
- Tolman Sweet
- Golden Crisp
🍏 Learn about the different types of green apple varieties besides Granny Smith.
👅 Most Flavorful
Which yellow apples do I think taste the best. Let's talk about them.
Suncrisp | Read Our Review
When it comes to flavor, I think the best is Suncrisp. It has such a rich amazing flavor that is sweet, but with enough tart flavor to make it a well balanced apple that is great for out of hand eating. They are a later season and store fairly well, so I love getting a bunch of these in October.
Blondee | Read Our Review
Our family is also a such fan of Blondee apples. These are like a yellow Gala as they ripen at the same time. They have a wonderful floral quality to them. We first picked them ourselves at charming u-pick farm in Michigan when my in-laws came from California to surprise my kids.
We have never heard of them before, but once we got our first bite out in the orchard, we had to pick ½ bushel of them!
Grimes Golden | Read our review
This variety is thought to be a parent of Golden Delicious. I think it has a better flavor. It's like a better tasting Golden Delicious. The trouble with this apple is that it doesn't do the best in storage. Golden Delicious has it beat there. You need to try it as soon often the tree as you get to enjoy it's peak flavor.
I once worked for an apple orchard at a farmers market. I actually bought a big bag of them from anther vendor at that same market because I liked them better than anything that the apple orchard I was working for was growing.
🍭 Sweetest Yellow Apples
If you are looking for that sweet as candy yellow skilled apple, here is what you should look for:
Candy Crisp | Read our review
With a name like Candy Crisp, you can't be surprised that this yellow apple leads the way when it comes to the sweetest yellow apple. It's truly as sweet as candy. When you get the at their peak they are a perfectly crisp apple.
I first found these at Whole Foods Market in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They had got them from a local source. Mainly they are an apple to look for at a farmer's market in the eastern United States.
Honeygold | Read our review
Honeygold is another good sweet variety. It's like someone drizzle a little bit of honey on a Golden Delicious.
I first had them on a trip to upstate New York. We brought some into our hotel room and enjoyed them on a salad. They were perfect for a salad.
Originally people thought this was one of the parents of Honeycrisp but that is no longer widely believed,
😝 Tart Yellow Apples
If tart apples are more your thing, here are the best options.
Ginger Gold | Read our review
Yellow skinned apple generally run on the sweet side but that doesn't mean there are tart ones to enjoy. If you get a Ginger Gold apple while it's still more green it will be more tart tasting. This is a case with lot of yellow apples.
Pick out Ginger Gold in mid August when they will be more tart and less yellow looking.
Lucy Glo | Read our review
Lucy Glo is a more tart yellow apple. It's still has some sweetness but quite a bit of tart flavor. It is a red fleshed variety and most of those that I have had before are tart. Hidden Rose is another example of that.
The apple is actually a Honeycrisp cross. It's a crisp apple. They usually show up in stores right before Thanksgiving. They are variety that is more widely commercial produced so you can find it in many grocery stores during the season.
🥧 Best for Pies
I don't often use yellow apples for pies, however I will make an exception for sure for the Lucy Glo apple. The photo above is a pie made with Lucy Glo apples. Look at how beautiful that pie looks! The slices hold their shape pretty good.
🥄 Best for Applesauce
I mean I have to mention Golden Delicious here. They are so easy to come by and make for an applesauce that you don't need to add sugar to. But if you want to go for something more unique check out our next apple.
Pink Pearl | Read our review
If you want a really pretty applesauce, Pink Pearl takes the crown. Just look at how the applesauce I made with it came out:
This applesauce was made with nothing but Pink Pearl apples. And I cooked the apples with the skins on and removed the skins using a food mill.