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Golden Gem

Golden Gem crab apple blossom
  • 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.

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Golden Gem crab-apple trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.95
    Semi-vigorous rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


Golden Gem characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Self-fertile
    • Flowering group:4
    • Pollinating others:Good
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Weak growing
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
  • Climate

    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Fruit colour:Yellow