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Golden Spire

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.  Pollination partners

Golden Spire apple trees for sale

MM111 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Vigorous) £20.50 Sold-out

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.

Characteristics of Golden Spire apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitSpreading
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Good for Cider
Pollination date5
Pollination groupB
PollinatorsPollination partners