Recently home gardens and small orchards have renewed interest in the Golden Russet apple trees for its distinctive appearance and intense flavor. The Golden Russet was prized as the “champagne” of old-time cider apples, also delicious for eating out of hand and drying. The Golden Russet apple is golden bronze with a coppery orange cheek; heavily splotched with light brown russet. Crisp, highly flavored, fine-textured, yellow flesh makes very sugary juice. The Golden Russet apples are high in both sugar,acid and tannins, which make them a good pair with almost any apple for eating, cooking or cider.