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Honeygold apple

Last updated 01 Jan 2014.

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Current rating: 4.4 out of 5. Total votes cast: 18

Visitor comments

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07 Sep 2013 
We planted a Honeygold tree at least 15 years ago. This year the crop is abundant; I am so looking forward to them ripening! The apple is crisp, tart/sweet, intense flavor. I go through the rest of the year with Galas; I'm going to try to keep enough of my own apples this year to last until Christmas!

06 Oct 2011 
I agree....the flavor is anything but bland. The tree we pick from carried a very light crop this year. Myexperience with G-Delish is the supermarket cardboard/mush apple. I have never had one fresh from the tree. I can tell you that the Honeygold is a hardy tree. The apples have a great crunch, lots of juice and have a balancing acidity from the Haralson. This is certainly not a bland apple!

03 Oct 2011 
Peter S., Commerce Twp., MI I grow this variety, and while the fruits I have harvested have been few the flavor is exceptional. I have seen other reviews that have said this variety is 'bland' compared to it's parent, Golden Delicious, and I think just the opposite. The flavor of the honeygold is sweeter and more complex (keep in mind, I have only tried 'supermarket' Goldens). The skin on fruit on my tree tends to be damaged (split and punctured) by harvest time, but the imperfections don't bother me because the taste is sooooo fine.

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Hardy substitute for Golden Delicious developed especially for cold northern areas. Golden Delicious flavor, Haralson hardiness. Medium to large golden to greenish fruit with very smooth finish and reddish bronze blush. Flavor is sweeter and more bland than Golden Delicious. High quality. Superior storage qualities.

Honeygold phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Golden Delicious x Haralson
  • Originates from: United States
  • Introduced: 1935
  • Developed by: Minnesota Horticultural Research Center
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1741
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1976-002


  • Harvest period: Very-Late season


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949

Relationships to other varieties

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References and further reading about this variety

  • Apples for the 21st Century
    Author: Manhart

Honeygold identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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UK National Fruit Collection

Honeygold identification photos from website visitors


Honeygold at Siloam Orchards, Canada
Honeygold at Siloam Orchards, Canada

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The following Honeygold trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2018 season

  • 20th May  2018  - tree owned by Kurt in Ladysmith, United States
  • 19th May  2018  - tree owned by Kurt in Ladysmith, United States

2017 season

  • 17th May  2017  - tree owned by Kurt in Ladysmith, United States

2016 season

  • May  2016  - tree owned by Mona in Aberdeen, United States
  • 22nd April  2016  - tree owned by Brian in Jackson, United States

2014 season

  • 20th May  2014  - tree owned by Mike in Westfield, United States

2013 season

  • 15th May  2013  - tree owned by Mike in Westfield, United States

2012 season

  • 20th April  2012  - tree owned by Chuck in Worthington, United States

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2018 season

  • 2nd week October  2018  - tree owned by Beth in POCATELLO, United States

2017 season

  • 1st week October  2017  - tree owned by Kurt in Ladysmith, United States

2016 season

  • 3rd week September  2016  - tree owned by Mona in Aberdeen, United States

2014 season

    2013 season

      2012 season

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