So I bought more apples than would fit in my wooden bowl and put these, the Grimes Golden, in a basket. I had never had or seen Grimes Golden apples before; I bought them because I recalled their name from my Virginia Mennonite cookbook, Mennonite Country-Style.
I think this bunch cost $2.
The basket graced our table for a week or two. I just love a functional centerpiece. I made a pie, a crisp, and a cobbler, each time taking a few Grimes Golden apples out of the basket. Did you know that baked apple desserts and applesauce benefit from using several different varieties of apples? It's true!
Now the Grimes Golden apples are gone. I learned that they are quite soft and mealy and very tasty. There are very crisp Golden Delicious and (my favorite) Cameo apples in the bowl now.