Pacific Gold

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Fruit Fact: Pacific Gold, a variety of apples

A high quality, very large sweet yellow late season apple discovered in Oregon that appears to have faded into obscurity. Looks like an interesting apple for Central California given its early bloom habit and its late ripening time.

Variety Background:

Most Common Name: Pacific Gold
Species: Malus domestica chance seedling
Synonyms:
Origin: Chance seedling discovered near Myrtle Point, in Western Oregon, introduced in 1948 by pomologist J.E. Miller. The GRIN database is incorrect, this is not an apple that originated in California.
Patents or Trademarks: None

Fruit:

Description: Very large, yellow apple.

Flavor and tasting notes: The flesh is crisp and tender, and very sweet, a high quality dessert apple.

Adaptation:

Being evaluated in the Cloudforest, blooms relatively early and appears to be similar to Winter Banana in chill requirement.

Bloom Time Rating:

Growth Habit:

According to J.E. Miller, "The tree is moderate in size, with well-spaced, strong, wide-angled limbs. It bears young, and yields heavy crops annually."

Vigor: T2

Harvest, storage and consumption:

Ripens late Fall or early Winter.

Begin of Harvest: mid Nov
End of Harvest: early Dec
Stores Until: early April

Usage:

J.E. Miller says "It's just grand for salads or frying (doesn't melt into a sauce), and is fine for baking and pies."

Eating: Yes
Cooking: Yes
Cider: No

Diseases:

Scab Susceptibility:
Fire Blight Susceptibility:
Powdery Mildew Susceptibility:
Cedar Apple Rust Susceptibility:
Black Rot Susceptibility:
Phytopthera Rots Susceptibility:
Fly Speck Susceptibility:
Coddling Moth Susceptibility:

Nurseries that carry this variety:

References

GRIN: PI 589968

Journal of the American Pomological Society Vol 15 Number 2 Article 8 Year 1960 Month 12