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

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
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden
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M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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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
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