Flavor: Honeyed sweetness with a hint of pear; notes of almond and lemon; more intense than a typical russet due to higher acid
Approximate Ripening: Mid October
Uses: Eating, cooking, juicing, hard cider
Trivia: Believed to have been discovered in the 1700s, Golden Russet is said to be a seedling of English Russet, a long lost European apple variety.
Notes: Don’t permit yourself to pass on Golden Russet because of its dull, finely grained orange-gold exterior. Golden Russet has a delightfully complex flavor that must be experienced to be appreciated. It’s full of so many different notes that it can be equally pleasing to lovers of sweet apples and tart apples, two camps that rarely agree on anything.