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Golden Nugget



A small attractive fruit with an intense sweet-sharp pineapple flavour.

Origin: Canada, 1932

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

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

Raised by C J Bishop, Kentville Agricultural Station, Nova Scotia 1932 from a cross between Golden Russet and Cox's Orange Pippin. Small conical fruit. Attractive yellow skin with orange flush. Intense, sweet, aromatic flavour with some pineapple acidity. Good disease rsistance. Attractive blossom.

Characteristics of Golden Nugget apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourAromatic
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Nov
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Canker - Resistant
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
Golden Russet