Goldens are a crisp, sweet, succulent apple with a creamy blend of tastes. The smooth texture makes it a delight to eat. Many people are jaded about Goldens because they can be bland when picked early or stored for a long period (i.e. supermarket, mass production Goldens). A properly picked Golden should have a flavor that explodes in your mouth and makes you want to eat more. Goldens are one of the best all purpose apples – they are wonderful eaten fresh or when used for pies, sauce, crisps, dipped in caramel or dried. Goldens start in early October.