One of Norfolks most famous apples, but the origins of this culinary variety have been disputed as possibly being from Yorskhire before it’s 1820 introduction. It is a hardy grower that does well in colder areas.
Golden Noble Apple tree – Season:
Pick from the tree in early-mid Octrober; will store until January or longer. Can be enjoyed for dessert in Spring.
Golden Noble Apple - appearance:
Large, pale green-gold.
Golden Noble apple trees – flavour:
Mildly acidic for a cooker, sharp, but not as astringent as Bramley. Cooks to a rich creamy texture; valued for pies and baking, can be served with little sugar.
Predominantly a cooker but can be considered dual purpose.
Cropping & Growth
Hardy and reliable, medium vigour and a heavy cropper. Parly tip bearing so better suited to bush tree growing than cordon.
Golden Noble - Pollination: ‘C’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Golden Noble apple trees:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.