Golden Russet is usually considered to have the best flavor of all American russet apples. As well as great flavors, Golden Russet also stores well.
It is an exceptionally versatile apple and was grown in New England on a commercial basis in the 19th century. Today it retains a keen following, particularly for the excellent quality of its juice, which can be used both for cider and hard-cider production.
So if you are looking for a great all-round apple, Golden Russet should be on your shortlist.
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Golden Russet produces a moderately vigorous tree, which produces regularly, and is resistant to scab - but somewhat susceptible to cedar apple rust.
The main feature of Golden Russet is that it is a tip-bearer, with the apples borne on the ends of shoots rather than spurs. Therefore keep winter pruning to a minimum.
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Golden Russet has been around since the mid-19th century, and is widely-grown in the eastern states, and probably exists in different forms.