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Golden Harvey

A very old russet apple with an intense sweet sharp flavour. Famous for its strong cider.

Origin: Herefordshire UK, 1600

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

Golden Harvey apple trees for sale


History and description of Golden Harvey

A very old variety which probably arose in the early 1600's in Hertfordshire when it was known as Round Russet Harvey. A popular dessert apple in Victorian times but fell from favour in the 1890’s, being regarded as too small.

A golden, russetted apple. Intense sweet sharp flavour. Makes a strong cider due to the high specific gravity of its juice and was as a result also called Brandy Apple.

A tree of great vigour. Good cropper.

Characteristics of Golden Harvey apple trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Special featuresGood for Cider
Good for Juice
Pollination date13
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners