Intense, delicious flavor, very crisp flesh, strong disease-resistance and well adapted to the Southeast make Goldrush a great orchard pick for home and market. In the Southeast as well as elsewhere, Goldrush is beginning to be sold in local markets. It’s a medium-large apple. A fantastic keeper, it’s tart when first picked, then mellows after a month. Even out of storage they remain very crisp and become very, very sweet with a fantastic flavor that’s balanced by tartness that gives this apple a truly heavenly flavor. If you might be considering market growing, this is a top market growing choice. We harvested some Goldrush apples in November, stored them in a non-freezing, humid outbuilding and come March they were still in 100% perfect condition, and had sweetened up really nice. Stored this way they can reach an incredible 22% sugar content (brix). The high sugar and complex flavor of Goldrush would make for some epic cider. Goldrush is our all-around favorite apple.
Very high sugar content. Ripe when green turns to yellow to gold with red blushes in mid-October to November. Also a good dehydrating apple. Not an apple variety to be overlooked! Goldrush is a seedling of Golden Delicious developed by PRI in 1994.
All of our apple trees are FIELD-GROWN for high-quality and have excellent, robust, natural root systems.
Uses: Excellent fresh eating, especially after it’s stored for a month or two. Very good cooking apple, makes excellent pies and fried apples. Juice, dehydrating. All purpose
Resistant to: Disease resistance on Goldrush is very strong. Field immune to apple scab, moderately resistant to fire blight, but susceptible to cedar apple rust. If growing organic or not you’ll need to spray for Cedar apple rust. Organic fungicides work for cedar apple rust.
Pollination: Flowering Group 4. Pollinated by: Enterprise, Fuji, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, King David, Priscilla, Pristine, Red Delicious, Redfree, Wolf River, Winter Banana.
Rootstock: M111 Semi-Dwarf Rootstock and M7 Dwarf – Choose below.
Plant Size: 1-Year, typically unbranched whip. CHOOSE SIZE BELOW