The first Crimson Gold apples just started showing up on our shelves three years ago. Our trees are young and we don't have a lot of them but they are definitely a great apple for our orchard.
Approximate Ripening Date: September 27th
Flavor: Great fresh eating apple with a sweet-tart flavor. Robust and bright flavors.
Baking: Keeps its shape when baked. Also great in ciders.
History: Cross between two heirlooms - Yellow Newton x Esopus Spitzenburg.
by Becky Shutz
1 1/2 cups flour
2 T baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup wheat flakes
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup apples, unpeeled, chopped
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 T vegetable oil
Sift together first six ingredients. Stir in wheat germ, wheat flakes, walnuts, and apples. Stir in remaining ingredients, just enough to mix. Turn into buttered 9x5x3 inch pan. Bake at 350-degrees for 1 hour.