Golden Noble was introduced at the start of the 19th century, and quickly became popular in Victorian England. It had all the qualities considered desirable by the Victorian housewife - it was a nice large size, it cooked down to a creamy puree, required little (expensive) sugar to sweeten it, and it was a good keeper.
Golden Noble is also a good apple variety for the gardener, easy to grow, heavy-cropping, and the tree usually grows in an attractive shape.
Golden Noble has one of the highest vitamin C levels of any apple.
Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.
We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.
Golden Noble is in flowering group 5. Golden Noble is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.
Golden Noble is a good choice for the gardener, the tree is a reliable and precocious cropper, and grows with a neat compact habit.
Disease resistance is good, particularly for the western side of the UK where scab is the main issue. In the drier south-east it can be a bit prone to mildew.
The only thing to watch out for is late spring frosts, as the blossom is quite delicate.
Norfolk, early 19th century.
All our trees are grown in the UK.