Thanks NH. I wish I labeled these trees when I planted them because I cannot remember what variety they are. Golden Delicious is my guess, but that's only because it's the only variety I recall planting that year. There's actually 2 in this area that similar looking with some CAR. Do you recommend just waiting it out and seeing what happens?
As for your Goldrush, I thought it was CAR resistant? I hope so because I had a couple Goldrush, ha!
Yes, I would wait and see what happens with those trees showing CAR. They could end up being productive enough that you would want to keep them. A little CAR may be ugly but not always a deal killer on an apple.
Goldrush is resistant to everything except for CAR. I knew that when I planted mine but thought it was worth the risk, because I liked everything else I had read about the apple. I'm certainly glad now I just planted one of them.
I've noticed that many of the guys north of you and me seem to have less trouble with Goldrush and CAR. One person on the other forum has shown pics of his, and it is very minor spotting. You may be okay with yours, but I can already tell it was a mistake for me to plant it.
Below is a picture of one limb on my Betsy Deaton hanging down with a load of apples. Notice the CAR visible on the leaves. I've seen that tree much worse, but it always manages to make a big crop.