The Favorite Yellow Apple Made for Baking
Golden Delicious apples were discovered in the early 1900s on the Mullins’ family farm in Clay County, West Virginia. Golden Delicious and Red Delicious are not at all related.
Most people think that golden Delicious is a relative of grimes golden apples.
It has a mild sweet, honey-like flavor as is juicy and crisp.It has thin, yellow-green skin which sports a slight pink blush, if there are cool nights before harvest.
• A thin skin makes Golden Delicious one of the best pie apples around.
• Golden Delicious is the official state fruit of West Virginia.
• Golden Delicious is one of the most delicate apple varieties, and highly susceptible to bruising.
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Life at the Orchard…
Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Family Owned and Operated, we’ve been in business since 1965. Our Orchard is located on approximately 40 acres with breath taking views of the Valley. We grow over 26 varieties of Apples and we press and bottle Our Famous Apple Cider on the premises. It is available in our market from mid-September thru Christmas each year. You can also find it in a number of local shops and groceries. The apple harvest season generally begins in early August and continues thru November.
After a brief rest, Greenhouse Season gets underway in early April. We feature plants that are grown with tender loving care in our greenhouses. We offer a wide selection of vegetable plants, bedding plants, patio planters and perennials. We take pride in the care our plant material receives. In the spring, we offer numerous seminars featuring our highly popular Make it, Take it Container Class. Whenever you choose to visit, be sure to bring your camera so you will be able to capture the beautiful sights of the season!!!