Golden Bounty apple

Golden Bounty apple from Sussex

History of the Golden Bounty apple

The Golden Bounty apple was raised in about 1940 by A.C. Nash of Scutes Farm, Hastings. The parents of this variety are Cox’s Orange Pippin crossed with probably Early Victoria.

It is currently cultivated as part of Brighton Permaculture Trust's National Collection in Stanmer Park, Brighton. You can see a Golden Bounty apple tree (planted 2010) in Home Farm Orchard (map).

Description of fruit

Golden Bounty is yellow with fine orange and red broken stripes. It is crisp and sharply aromatic, like a brisk early Cox, and can be very good.

Season of use

Pick Golden Bounty apples during the middle of September and store until October.

Tree habit

The Golden Bounty is a moderately vigorous tree that crops heavily.

Flowering and pollination

Flowering day: F13

How to identify a Golden Bounty apple

Apples can be identified by sending them to the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale or by bringing a sample to Apple Day Brighton, where an expert pomologist will be on hand to identify apples. From each tree, bring three or more ripe fruits and a shoot with representative leaves.

Where to buy a Golden Bounty apple tree

Please contact us for details of our supplier for Sussex apple varieties.