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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 we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Golden Knob tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Golden Knob tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Golden Knob tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Golden Knob tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Golden Knob tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

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).

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