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Golden Knob



A small russet apple with an intense sweet-sharp flavour.

Origin: Somerset UK, 1700

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

Golden Knob apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Golden Knob

Golden Knob apple arose at Enmore Castle, Somerset. Grown since the late 1700’s. Grown in Kent and by London market gardeners in the 19th century. A small flat-round fruit. Skin colour ranges from greenish yellow to orange where most exposed to the sun. Almost completely covered with a rough russet. Yellow flesh tinged with green. Intense, sweet-sharp flavour. Keeps well.

Characteristics of Golden Knob apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRusset
FlavourSweet-sharp
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners