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MALUS domestica 'Golden Supreme'

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Family

Rosaceae

Botanical Name

MALUS domestica 'Golden Supreme'

Plant Common Name

Apple, Eating Apple, Golden Supreme Apple

General Description

This relatively new apple has earned attention for its flavor, sweetness and longevity in storage. The fruits are medium-sized and yellow, with a pink blush where sun reaches the skin. The flesh is firm, cream-colored, moderately crisp, juicy to very juicy, and browns slowly when exposed to air. The flavor is sweet to mildly sweet and pleasant with little or no detectable acid (unlike its parent, ‘Golden Delicious’). Harvest comes in early autumn. This apple can be kept for months in refrigerated storage.

Like most domestic apples, ‘Golden Supreme’ grows and fruits best in full sun in average, well-drained soil. It is a vigorous, upright tree, suitable as an ornamental for its bloom in a large yard. For a small yard, it should be grafted to a rootstock that controls its size. If allowed to bear a heavy crop, it will have a lighter crop the following year. Remove about one-third of the young fruits while they are still the size of marbles. This allows the tree to bear well year after year.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 4

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    3 - 8

  • Plant Type

    Fruit

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    0'-30' / 0.0m - 9.1m

  • Width

    0'-15' / 0.0m - 4.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Spring

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Yellow, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Yellow, Brown, Crimson

  • Bark Color

    Brown, Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Fissured

  • Usage

    Edible, Feature Plant, Fruit / Fruit Tree

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes