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Nuvar™ Cheerfull Gold™

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.  Pollination partners

Nuvar™ Cheerfull Gold™ apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

Step-overM27Very dwarfing £45.50
Espalier (2 Tier)MM106Semi-vigorous £69.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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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

Characteristics of Nuvar™ Cheerfull Gold™ apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useOct-Feb
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
Golden Delicious