Apple - Golden Spire

Golden Spire Apple

Malus domestica
An old northern English cooking apple. Unusual tall, oblong shape and cidery flavour.

Origin: Lancashire UK 1850

Pollination:  Golden Spire is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Golden Spire Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Golden Spire

Found in Lancashire in about 1850. Introduced by Richard Smith, nurseryman, of Worcester. In Gloucestershire, where it was grown as a cider apple, it is known as Tom Matthews. Quite widely grown in the late 19th century and also recommended as a decorative tree due to its weeping habit.

A distinctly shaped, tall, oblong apple. Light green becoming golden yellow when fully ripe. Deep cream flesh with quite intense, almost cidery flavour. Sharp and juicy. Cooks to a yellow puree, slightly brisk and well flavoured.

A tree of weak vigour with a weeping habit. Heavy cropper.

Main characteristics of Golden Spire

Use Culinary
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Sep
Season of use  Sep-Oct

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Northern Britain
Special features Attractive Blossom
Good for Cider

Pollination date  5
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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