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Golden Spire

An old northern English cooking apple. Unusual tall, oblong shape and cidery flavour.

Origin: Lancashire UK, 1850

Pollination: Golden Spire is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Golden Spire apple trees for sale

M26 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £17.50
MM111 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Vigorous) £17.50

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

History and description of Golden Spire

Found in Lancashire in about 1850. Introduced by Richard Smith, nurseryman, of Worcester. In Gloucestershire, where it was grown as a cider apple, it is known as Tom Matthews. Quite widely grown in the late 19th century and also recommended as a decorative tree due to its weeping habit.

A distinctly shaped, tall, oblong apple. Light green becoming golden yellow when fully ripe. Deep cream flesh with quite intense, almost cidery flavour. Sharp and juicy. Cooks to a yellow puree, slightly brisk and well flavoured.

A tree of weak vigour with a weeping habit. Heavy cropper.

Characteristics of Golden Spire apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitSpreading
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Good for Cider
Pollination date5
Pollination groupB
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