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

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Nuvar™ Cheerfull Gold™ Apple Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
This item is not currently available. We can propagate it to order. Click here for details of our propagation service.


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