All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Golden Nugget apple


A small, broadly conical, long-stemmed predominately yellow fruit with orange streaks and splashes. Crisp, juicy flesh with extra sweet, rich, mellow flavor. Fine for eating out of hand, excellent for pies, sauce and apple butter. Short keeping life.


Golden Nugget identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

©Crown Copyright more >
UK National Fruit Collection

Golden Nugget identification photos from website visitors

  • Golden Nugget applesGolden Nugget apples

Visitor reviews

  • 23 Sep 2014  David M. Taylor,  WI, United States
    What a beautiful little gem! Very sweet and packed with delicious complexity, which to me seems a good blend of Cox and russet flavors. My son says it tastes like a pear. I don't really see that, but to me it is apple candy! It has some tartness to help balance. Off the tree it is crisp and very juicy and would no doubt make a delicious sweet cider. Aromatic. Perfect size for eating out of hand -- or eat two or three if you desire! I fear it might be a short keeper, but I'll have no trouble eating a peck of these pretty quickly.
  • 22 Sep 2014  David M. Taylor,  WI, United States
    What a beautiful little gem! Very sweet and packed with delicious complexity, which to me seems a good blend of Cox and russet flavors. My son says it tastes like a pear. I don't really see that, but to me it is apple candy! It has some tartness to help balance. Off the tree it is crisp and very juicy and would no doubt make a delicious sweet cider. Aromatic. Perfect size for eating out of hand -- or eat two or three if you desire! I fear it might be a short keeper, but I'll have no trouble eating a peck of these pretty quickly.
  • 09 Sep 2012  Gina Mcmather,  WASHINGTON, United States
    My golden nugget fruit is more conical and predominately yellow green than the pictures shown. It is very productive but subject to those corky spots. The skin is tough but if you take the time to peel it, it is crisp, crunchy and wonderfully flavorful apple and my favorite,

Tree register

United States

Canada

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Golden Russet x Cox's Orange Pippin
  • Originates from: Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Introduced: 1932
  • Developed by: C.J. Bishop of Kentville, Nova Scotia
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1713
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1965-026

Using

  • Harvest period: Mid-Late season

Growing

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

Parents and other ancestors of this variety



Where to buy fresh fruit

United Statesmap >


Canadamap >





©2018 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.

You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.