Golden Noble apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season (early October)
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Uses: Cookery | Juicing 
  • Pollination partners

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.

Golden Noble apple trees for sale

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.

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Summary features of Golden Noble


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 5?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Attractive tree
  • Attractive blossom
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Long-lived: Yes?
  • Canker: Some resistance?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Mildew: Very susceptible?
  • Fireblight: Very susceptible?



  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?


  • Frost resistance: Susceptible?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Golden Noble

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.

How to grow Golden Noble apple trees

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.

Historical details

Norfolk, early 19th century.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Golden Noble'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.