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Apple 'Grimes Golden', late September. An American dessert apple discovered in 1832 by Thomas Grimes on his farm in Fowlersville, near Wellsburg, West Virginia. Local legend claims that the tree grew from a seed planted by John Chapman, otherwise known as Johnny Appleseed. 'Grimes Golden' is almost one of the parents of 'Golden Delicious'. "Its main characteristics, which are also found in 'Golden Delicious' are the clean dry finish, very slight russeting tendency, somewhat prominent lenticels (the attractive speckles on the skin) and the slightly tall shape with a hint of ribs. The long stalk, which often remains attached to the fruit after picking, is generally a reliable indicator of 'Golden Delicious' / 'Grimes Golden' heritage in all its offspring."