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Golden Hornet crab-apple

Malus Golden Hornet has pink / white blossom then small yellow crab apples which hang on late in the year.

USDA identification images for Golden Hornet

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.

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    • Bec in Coleraine, VICTORIA
    • Neville in Tea Tree Gully, SA

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2019 season

    • 4th May  2019  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

    2018 season

    • 13th October  2018  - tree owned by Bec in Coleraine, Australia

    2017 season

    • 19th October  2017  - tree owned by Neville in Tea Tree Gully, Australia
    • 19th April  2017  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

    2015 season

    • 2nd May  2015  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

    2013 season

    • 18th May  2013  - tree owned by Richard in York, United Kingdom

    2010 season

    • 3rd May  2010  - tree owned by Stuart in Newbury, United Kingdom

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    • Species: Malus


    • Picking season: Very late
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 5 A very good pollinator for all late-flowering apple varieties.
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Growth habit: Upright-spreading / Vase Can grow in a somewhat ungainly fashion.
    • Bearing regularity: Regular


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit colour: Yellow

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