Inside, they have firm, crisp, juicy flesh with a complex flavour. Their tart taste mellows after two months in storage, and has enough sweetness to take the edge off.
The apples are ready for harvest in early November.
US Protected Plant #9,932
For fresh-eating. Can be used for cider.
Stores for six months or more.
Gold Rush Apples were developed from a cross between Golden Delicious and Co-Op 17 apples done by PRI (Purdue, Rutgers, Illinois Co-Op) in 1992.
Wilson, Ken. New Apple Cultivars: Gold Rush. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs. 15 June 2001.