From a chance seedling, possible open-pollinated Grimes Golden, in Clay County, West Virginia about 1890. Introduced in 1914. Greenish-yellow ground color, ripens to golden yellow, sometimes with pale orange flush, in late October. Cream colored, slightly green tinged flesh is fine textured, crisp, juicy, sweet, and a little acid, with good aromatic flavor making this an outstanding dessert and cooking apple. Also has outstanding ability to store well.