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Golden Hornet Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)


A beautiful yellow crabapple that makes an excellent pollenizer.

This tree is small to medium sized, upright-spreading, and hardy. A very productive tree, it is resistant to scab but susceptible to fireblight. Golden Hornet is also self-fertile and an excellent pollenizer.

Golden Hornet is a popular choice for landscaping; its neat tapering shape, lavish bloom, and huge crops of conspicuous yellow fruits have made it a favorite. It is also widely planted among fruiting apple trees because its long-lasting display of white flowers is a prolific source of pollen for other late-blooming trees. One of the best of all the crabs, its branches bend under the weight of the fruit, which are excellent for jam and juice, or may be left on the tree where they will hang through the fall into winter.

Golden Hornet is a crabapple suspected to be from 19th century England and a possible chance seedling of Malus sieboldii var. Zumi. The Royal Horticultural Society awarded it their prestigious First Class Certificate in 1961.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Golden Hornet Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$12.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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This tree is small to medium sized, upright-spreading, and hardy. A very productive tree, it is resistant to scab but susceptible to fireblight. Golden Hornet is also self-fertile and an excellent pollenizer.

Golden Hornet is a popular choice for landscaping; its neat tapering shape, lavish bloom, and huge crops of conspicuous yellow fruits have made it a favorite. It is also widely planted among fruiting apple trees because its long-lasting display of white flowers is a prolific source of pollen for other late-blooming trees. One of the best of all the crabs, its branches bend under the weight of the fruit, which are excellent for jam and juice, or may be left on the tree where they will hang through the fall into winter.

Golden Hornet is a crabapple suspected to be from 19th century England and a possible chance seedling of Malus sieboldii var. Zumi. The Royal Horticultural Society awarded it their prestigious First Class Certificate in 1961.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Crabapple, Heirloom, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: jelly
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: yellow
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: possibly a chance seedling of Malus sieboldii var. Zumi
Origin: England
Introduced in: 1800s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 08 (approximate, in New York State) 7 days before McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Susceptible
Fireblight: Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? Y
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Golden Hornet Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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