The large, ribbed, and angular Mollie’s Delicious is a crisp, sweet, and juicy apple with greenish white flesh. They are harvested in September and can be kept well for a few months. Handle Mollies carefully as they tend to bruise easily.
Discovered: 1948 New Brunswick, New Jersey
Parentage: (Golden Delicious x Edgewood) x (Red Gravenstein x Close)
Harvest: Early Season
Mollie’s Delicious was developed in 1948 at the Rutgers University Agricultural Experiment Station in New Jersey. It is a cross of two crosses: Golden Delicious and Edgewood, and Red Gravenstein and Close. It was introduced in 1966 and named after an admirer of the apple, Mollie Whatley.