Super tart and flavor packed, with a rich spicy flavor, loads of acidity and sugar, which make Goldrush a wonderful apple for hard cider in addition to fresh eating. What’s more, Goldrush is very grower-friendly and keeps in storage for about 6 months. Could it be the perfect apple? A descendent of the Golden Delicious developed by the Perdue/Rutgers/Indiana breeding program. The first seed was actually planted in Indiana in May 1973, but the variety was patented in 1992.