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Pollination group:

Golden Noble

Other names: Drap d’Or (this synonym is also used by the Api Blanc) , Glow of the West, Golden Stranger, Gough’s Seedling, Ivanhoe, John Peel, Lady Richardson, Lord Clyde, Lord Glyde, Lord Stanwick, Peper’s Fall, Rutlandshire Foundling, Terraughtie Short Meg

Identification: Large, round. The base colour is pale green ripening to golden yellow, often flushed pink on the sun exposed face. Small patches of russet and reddish lenticels. The eye is small and closed, set in a shallow and narrow, ribbed basin. The stem is short and medium thick, set in a deep and somewhat narrow basin against a fleshy swelling which is surrounded by russetting.

Characteristics: Flesh is cream coloured, tender and soft. Sweet, brisk and very fruity.

Uses: Makes good apple pies, usually sweet enough to require very little sugar and the wedges hold their shape. Also good for juicing.

Origins: Discovered as a chance seedling by Patrick Flanagan, gardener to Sir Thomas Harr of Stowe Hall in an old orchard at Downham, Norfolk (U.K.). Flanagan exhibited the fruit at the London Horticultural Society in 1820. A popular variety in Victoria Edwardinan England grown commercially until the 1930s. It remains a popular garden variety.

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright-spreading, partial tip bearer. Precocious. Crops annually.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

24 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to six months.

Harvest: During the last half of the fourth period.

Status: culinary

Golden Noble

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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is white with green tinges, soft. Very juicy.

Other names: H. Shoesmith

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