Malus Golden Hornet crab apple trees

  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Cookery 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Golden Hornet is a well-known crab-apple which has pink-white blossom in spring, and small yellow persistent fruitlets.

The fruits are useful in the kitchen, for crab-apple jelly and as a source of pectin for jam-making.

Order now for delivery from September 2015

Malus Golden Hornet crab apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2015 - April 2016)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year - 12l pot - Semi-vigorous rootstock £34.95

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2015 - March 2016)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Semi-vigorous rootstock  125cm £17.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Malus Golden Hornet

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 5
    A very good pollinator for all late-flowering apple varieties.?
  • Pollinating others: Good?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit persistence: Persistent?
  • Attractive blossom
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Yellow
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters

Pollination guide for Malus Golden Hornet

Malus Golden Hornet is in flowering group 5. Malus Golden Hornet is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

Like most crab-apples it blooms over a long period and is therefore a good pollinator for other apple and cider-apple varieties flowering at the same time.

How to grow Malus Golden Hornet crab apple trees

Golden Hornet is more susceptible to scab when grown in areas with wet climates than some other crab-apples.

Historical details

Golden Hornet is was discovered in the UK in the first half of the 20th century. It is possibly a natural cross between Malus sieboldii calocarpa and Malus prunifolia coccinea.

Botanical name

Malus x zumi var. calocarpa 'Golden Hornet'


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