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Golden Noble

A handsome large golden yellow late keeping cooking apple.

Origin: Norfolk UK, 1820

Pollination: Golden Noble is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Golden Noble apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Golden Noble

Discovered by Patrick Flanagan, gardener to Sir Thomas Hare of Stowe Hall in an old orchard at Downham, Norfolk, UK. Flanagan exhibited the fruit at the London Horticultural Society in 1820. A popular variety in Victorian and Edwardian England grown commercially until the 1930's. It still remains a popular garden variety.

Large handsome round fruit. Pale green skin ripening to golden yellow. Occasional pink flush. Cream coloured flesh with high vitamin C content. Good sharp flavour needing little added sugar. Ideal for apple pies as it keeps some of its shape when cooked. Keeps well losing some of its sharpness such that it can be used as a dessert apple in the spring.

A moderately vigorous tree. Good disease resistance other than fireblight to which it is susceptible. Partial tip bearer. Attractive blossom.

Characteristics of Golden Noble apple trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingPartial tip-bearer
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Canker - Resistant
Suitable forLate Frost
Wet Regions
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date16
Pollination groupE
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyEdward VII
Waltham Abbey Seedling