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Grimes Golden
Grimes Golden
Grimes Golden Apple Fall. Unknown parentage. West Virginia, c. 1804.

All-around excellent variety grown in old Maine orchards for more than 100 years. Medium-sized roundish fruit with opaque yellow skin scattered with grey russet dots and an occasional faint blush. Thought to be a parent of Golden Delicious.

Tart citrusy crisp dense firm fruit is excellent for dessert and cooking: wonderful spicy fresh eating and splendid applesauce. Makes a thick sweet cider and a good single-variety hard cider: light and fruity.

In Central Maine they begin to ripen and drop in mid-October. We collect them off the ground and use them up. Around November 1 we pick the bulk of the crop and store them in the root cellar until spring.

Productive precocious tree bears annually. Highly recommended. Z4-6. Both Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

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Price
129A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
129C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
Item Discounted
Price
129A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
129C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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• Click here for our interactive chart Pick the Right Apple.
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