Apple 'Grimes Golden'

Malus x domestica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Grimes Golden
Additional cultivar information:(aka Grimes Golden Pippin, Bellflower)
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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Time:

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Disease Resistance:

Resistant to Cedar-Apple Rust

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

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Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brooklyn, New York

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 16, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

These are relatively rare, I had one at my backdoor in Radford for 2 8 years. It is a relative small yellow apple with a delicate flavor. The skin is tougher than the Golden delicious and tend to keep better under natural conditions. It also tend to hold together in cooked dishes. It is more susceptible to disease than the Golden Delicious. I could not get edible fruit with out a well timed spray program.


On Nov 27, 2004, Big_Red from Bethelridge, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Also known as: Grimes Golden Pippin, Bellflower.

Considered one of the finest American apples ever, Grimes Golden originated in 1790 in Brooke County, West Virginia where today a granite monument still stands in recognition of this outstanding apple. Grimes Golden is one of the parents of the widely popular Golden Delicious. Fruit is medium to large, roundish to slightly oblong with tough yellow skin with occasional patches of russet. This aromatic apple is highly flavored with tender, crisp, juicy yellowish-orange flesh. Ripens September to October and is a good keeper.