Stay me with flagons; comfort me with apples.
OZARK GOLD is a cross of A1291 and Golden Delicious, developed by the Missouri State Agricultural Experiment Station, Mountain Grove, Missouri. It is a large to very large dessert apple with a bright-yellow, waxy skin. Usually, there is a blush on the sunny side. The flesh and flavor is similar to the Golden Delicious, but it ripens about three weeks before the Golden Delicious. It bears young, and the vigorous tree has wide crotch angle branches, but is difficult to train to a central leader structure. There is a tendency to biennial bearing, and it exhibits some resistance to diseases. It is a variety suitable for the home orchard and direct market growers.
- Late Summer - August