Grimes Golden


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.