Golden Russet is an early American apple, believed to have sprouted from a seed of an English Russet, It was a commercially marketed variety by the early 1800's and won a following.
The yellow flesh is crisp, fine-textured, and brightly flavorful, with a noticeable sweetness that made it a traditional favorite for hard cider. The apples can be used for cooking and drying.
As with most russets, the apples keep well, but they need humid storage if they aren't to get soft under the skin.
Apple descriptions taken from Apples by Roger Yepsen (c.1994 , W.W. Norton & Company)