Originated in Brooks County, West Virginia (then part of Virginia). The apple was named for Thomas P. Grimes who, in about 1800, realized he had an amazing apple. There’s even a granite monument to the apple in Wellsburg, WV. Grimes Golden is considered to be a parent of Golden Delicious. Despite being a southern variety, Grimes became popular in Maine in the late 19th century. The scionwood for our tree came from an old tree that was growing just a mile from the farm. John recently located another old tree in an old orchard in Cape Elizabeth.
Grimes Golden is delicious in sauce, pies or out-of-hand. A perfect choice for apple brownies . It is one of our favorite apples here on the farm.