GoldRush Apple Tree
GoldRush Apple Tree is from Purdue U. bears abundant crops of large, golden-yellow, sweet, crisp, and flavorful fruit. Great for fresh eating and baking, GoldRush ripens in October, and can be stored until late spring. GoldRush is very disease resistant and easy to grow.
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Latin Name: Malus pumila
Site and Soil: Apples like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
M-7 is considered a semi-dwarf rootstock growing 12-16 ft. in height. M-7 is very hardy and adapted to most soils. Vigorous, drought tolerant, and well anchored, trees on M-7 should not require staking.
M-26 is considered a dwarf rootstock, growing 8-12 ft. in height. M-26 induces early bearing, usually in 2-3 years after planting, and grows well in most soils, except very wet and poorly drained ones. On windy sites, trees grafted on M-26 may need staking.
Pollination Requirements: Apples need another variety nearby for pollination. Neighboring trees often offer sufficient pollen for good fruit set. Consider Mason Bees to help pollinate and increase fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F or below.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: Dwarf 8-12ft. / Semi-dwarf 12-16 ft.
Taste: Sweet, crisp
Fruit Skin: Golden-yellow
Fruit Flesh: White
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 30-50 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: GoldRush is very resistant to Apple Scab. Codling Moth can create wormy apples and aphids can damage the foliage of apple trees.
USDA Zone: 4-9