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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 images

USDA identification images for Golden Nugget

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.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety


    Visitor reviews

    • 23 Sep 2014  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  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  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

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    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Golden Russet x Cox's Orange Pippin
    • Introduced: 1932
    • Developed by: C.J. Bishop of Kentville, Nova Scotia

    Growing

    • Flowering group: 3

    Identification

    • Country of origin: Canada
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Golden Nugget:

    United States


    Canada




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