Apple - Golden Knob

Golden Knob Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Golden Knob Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




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.




Main characteristics of Golden Knob

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

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners