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Golden Harvey apple

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

Golden Harvey identification photos

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UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 22 Jun 2016  Jason Greek,  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  Sal French,  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  Dave Liezen,  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  Richard,  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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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1600s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1712
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1954-024


  • Fruit size: Small


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Late season


  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Large
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Precocity: Slow to start bearing
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Average
  • Period of origin: 1600 - 1649

Where to buy fresh fruit

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