Golden Supreme

Why you should be excited

Golden Supreme is yet another Golden Delicious descendant, ripening earlier and bearing a pretty blush.

The story of Golden Supreme

While there’s debate over where in the United States Golden Supreme was first discovered (was it Clay County, West Virginia or Idaho?), there is little debate over the qualities of this apple.

Essentially, it’s an earlier-ripening, more blushed but simpler version of Golden Delicious.

That pretty much defines who is going to enjoy this apple: folks who like their apples sweet and aromatic and who don’t mind the complete absence of balancing acidity.

Which makes Golden Supreme awfully similar to many Japanese-bred varieties.

If this strikes you as appealing, you’ll definitely want to check out this variety, which grows happily on a vigorous tree.

Golden Supreme Facts

Its origins

Discovered in either West Virginia or Idaho, USA, around 1960.

Flavour, aroma, texture

Firm, fairly crisp and juicy. Sweet with virtually no Acid. Simple and refreshing to eat.


A large apple with light yellow skin. Sometimes has a slight pink blush on the sunny side. often has russet.

When they’re available

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating


Quality for cooking

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Quality for cider

Mainly useful for adding bulk to cider blends.

Keeping ability

Good (up to 3 months when kept refrigerated).