Golden Hornet is one of the best and most well-known Crab Apples of all and it has a coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit. It is self-fertile so a brilliant choice if it's your first tree!
These small trees have lovely spring blossom with masses of small, round golden-yellow fruits are produce from October which are good for cooking. They make an especially good jelly!
The variety gets its name from the honey yellow coloured crab apples, they stay on the branches of the tree well into winter. They are truly brilliant for making a golden coloured jelly or for pressing into a refreshing cider.
The beautiful flowers will open in the spring into bright pink buds, some of the flowers will be a pure white and some will retain pink blush.
These crab apple trees are one the very best pollinators for you apple orchard. Most crab apple varieties will pollinate your orchard apple trees but this Golden Hornet variety is extra special as it has a very long flowering season that will cover the majority of apple pollination groups.
Flowering Group: FG5
Years until fruiting from planting: 2
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 4m/13ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
We may prune your tree before it arrives to your door. We do this to encourage your tree to branch freely which makes them better looking and more productive.
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How to Guide
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.
Please note – due to increased courier costs beyond our control, delivery charges to all non-UK Mainland addresses including Scottish Highlands & Islands may be subject to a postage surcharge.
Please call our Customer Service Team on 0344 573 8400 for further information.