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Golden Harvey apple

Intense, sweet, sharp-flavored russet apple famous for strong cider.

USDA identification images for Golden Harvey

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 22 Jun 2016  NOVA SCOTIA, Canada
      My favourite Apple. There are many mature trees on old farms with this variety in our area. They come late in the season, they last a long time, pests don't bother them very much (I believe becaus of how hard they are), and the taste is sharp and tangy.
    • 31 Mar 2016  Australia
      Russeted, warty and small. But this is my new favourite variety because if the intense sweet and tangy flavour. All those I've shared it with just love it, once they overcome their fear of the russetted skin.
    • 20 Mar 2015  WASHINGTON, United States
      This looks worthy of trial: high flavor and sugars, good crops, multi-use. I hope to graft it this season and report back.
    • 18 Aug 2011  SUFFOLK, United Kingdom
      Looks very much like what I know as a Golden Russet. If so, then it is one of my favourites - lovely flavour, but not liked by everyone !

    Tree register

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    United Kingdom



    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1600s
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1954-024


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1600 - 1649
    • Fruit size: Small


    • Picking season: Late
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Juice
    • Food uses: Hard cider


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Vigorous
    • Precocity: Slow to start bearing
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Golden Harvey:

    United States


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