Apple - Nuvar Cheerfull Gold

Nuvar™ Cheerfull Gold™ Apple

Malus domestica
An attractive new dessert apple with an intense sweet-sharp Cox like flavour.

Origin: Kent UK 1979

Pollination:  Nuvar™ Cheerfull Gold™ is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Nuvar™ Cheerfull Gold™ 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
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price* Available £21.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Espalier (1 tier) Available £26.00
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Sold out £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 Nuvar™ Cheerfull Gold™

Nuvar™ Cheerfull Gold™ was raised in Staplehurst, Kent UK in 1979 from an open pollinated Cox's Orange Pippin. Subsequent DNA testing done in 2009 has shown the pollinator to have been Golden Delicious. It displays some of the qualities of both these varieties. It was released as a new variety in 2011.

Medium sized, round conical fruit, slightly ribbed, five crowned and occasionally lopsided. Crimson flush and stripes over a yellow skin background. When fully ripe the skin is almost completely crimson. The flesh is cream coloured with a firm crisp texture. It is juicy with an intense sweet sharp flavour similar to but less aromatic than Cox's Orange Pippin. It is a late ripening variety with excellent keeping quality.

Relatively vigorous, tip-bearing tree. Heavy cropper. The fruit hangs well on the tree. Experience so far indicates that it has low susceptibility to common diseases such as canker, scab and mildew. Should prove to be a useful garden variety.

More information can be found on the Cheerfull Gold Website




Main characteristics of Nuvar™ Cheerfull Gold™

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet-sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Oct
Season of use  Oct-Feb

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Tip-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Cox's Orange PippinGolden Delicious
Other names  Nuvar® NC1