Golden Russet is usually considered to have the best flavor of all American russet apples.
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 for the excellent quality of its juice, which is used for cider and hard cider production.
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Golden Russet produces a moderately vigorous tree, 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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New York, mid-19th century, possibly related to an English russet variety.