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Golden Gem crab apple trees

Malus
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flower colour: White
  • Fruit colour: Yellow

Golden Gem is a well-known crab-apple featuring bright white spring blossom followed by yellow crab apples in the autumn.

Most crab apples are good pollinators of mainstream apple varieties but Golden Gem is especially good because of the quantity, timeliness and compatibility of its pollen. Its flowering should co-incide with apples in flowering groups 3 and 4.

Golden Gem crab apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £44.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £24.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

Golden Gem characteristics

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersGood
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourWeak growing
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Organic cultureSuitable

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Climate

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

Identification

  • Flower colourWhite
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourYellow