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Golden Harvey Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Golden Harvey Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.

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.

Main characteristics of Golden Harvey

Use Dessert
Colour Russet
Flavour Sweet-sharp
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Dec-Mar

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Special features Good for Cider
Good for Juice

Pollination date  13
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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