The yellowish flesh inside is finely-textured and crisp, with very sweet juice. The flavour is particularly good after a sharp frost.
Golden Russetts are popular for cider — their high sugar content can push alcohol content up to 7%. They are also good as a fresh-eating apple, and for drying.
The tree tends to be a biennial bearer.
Originated in the 1700s in Burlington County, New Jersey. Documented in 1859 in “Fruits and Fruit Trees of America”.