Apple - Golden Noble

Golden Noble Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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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.



Main characteristics of Golden Noble

Use Culinary
Colour Yellow
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Partial tip-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant
Canker: Resistant
Suitable for Late Frost
Wet Regions
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  16
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Progeny  Edward VII (?)Shoesmith