This pale yellow apple – sometimes with a bit of cute red blush – is an American classic, and for years was the main non-red apple available in supermarkets. The Golden Delicious is very well-known throughout the nation.

The apple was first discovered in the 1800s in West Virginia, and first marketed in the U.S. in 1914.

Today, it’s still among the top three or four most popular fresh-eating apples in the U.S.  And Goldens are also a favorite for professional bakers and applesauce makers.

Golden Delicious is preferred because of its thin skin, which makes for excellent eating, and a sweet, mellow flavor.  Its crisp, pale-yellow flesh resists browning, making it a superior choice for salads and other dishes.