Apple, Gibson Golden
Gibson Golden is a smooth-skinned selection of the Golden Delicious that appears to russet less than standard Golden. The tree is vigorous, productive, and easy to handle. Like standard Golden, the fruit is sweet and juicy and of excellent type.
We suggest that all APPLE varieties be cross pollinated with another variety. Golden Delicious and flowering crab apples are the most commonly used pollinators in commercial plantings.
Rootstock: EMLA 7- A tree on this rootstock will be 50 to 60 percent smaller than a standard tree. Trees on this clone are the most popular of all the rootstock and does well on most soils. Some support may be needed in early years. Is very winter hardy. It is susceptible to suckering. EMLA 7 is extremely tolerant to fire blight.