About – Golden Delicious cross with Indo (Same parents as Mutsu)
Shape – Tall, very large, shaped similar to Golden Delicious.
Skin – Thin, cracks easily. Greasy. Has a grassy flavor to it. Mostly yellow, some green and a red flush.
Flesh – Yellow hue, soft, similar to Golden Delicious but more crumbly break than grainy. Light oxidation, only starts to to turn slightly brown then stops. Pretty juicy.
Taste – Buttery, literally! Strong fruity flavors, almost tropical. Some type of pineapple essence. Intense sweetness, almost to the point of pucker. Some tartness but not much. Subacid. Lips are not sticky after eating, I thought they would be.
Bottom line: Flat out sweet, pushing the envelope of too sweet, but never gets there. This may be what Golden Delicious aspires to be, but never was. Very large fruit, but what I saw at the orchard was about 50% of the fruit splitting on the tree. Bees and birds had a field day. Even a few split in my chest freezer. Soft flesh, may be a turn off to some that like a snappy apple. Long stem may make spraying easier.
Fresh eating rating: 8/10 – Simply very sweet, and possibly one of the best subacid apples I’ve had. Meant for those with a sweet tooth. Im impressed.
Culinary rating: N/A – Not tested, but probably would cook similar to Golden Delicious.