Honeygold Apple
Honeygold Apple

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The lovely Honeygold Apple Tree (Malus ‘Honeygold’) is a golden to yellowish-green fruit that is sweet, crisp, and juicy! Excellent for fresh eating and also good for cooking, the fruit will store for 2 to 3 months! Easy to grow and manage, you’ll love these lovely ornamental fruit trees!
Honeygold starts the year off with a flourish of fragrant white and light-pink blooms that are a sight to the sore eyes of every bee and butterfly looking for a resource of nectar or pollen. Soon the lovely green leaves appear as the fruits begin to form. By late September, the fruit ripens and the smaller size means easy harvest!
Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 8, Honeygold grows to a semi-dwarf size under 15 feet in height and width. Honeygold is not self-pollinating and does need a pollination partner for the best harvest. Try pairing with another tree that blooms at the same time for a large yield. No room? Prune smaller or check out high-density planting techniques.
Planting and Application:Honeygold Apple Trees and their gorgeous spring blooms and smaller size make these ornamental fruit trees perfect for front or backyard edible landscaping! You’ll boost curb appeal in the spring, provide shade in the summer, and then fill your pantry with healthy fruit in the fall!
Be sure to plant one where you can view the glorious display in spring and watch your harvest grow! Shade your patio with a beautiful shade tree to relax beneath the lush foliage, or just sit back and watch the busy bees and butterflies that will flock to the floral show! The space-saving size of these trees makes them as beautiful in the front yard garden as they are for small orchards and home gardens!
Golden/Yellowish-Green Fruit Ripens in September
Fragrant Pink to White Blooms
Smaller Size & Lush Green Foliage
Needs Pollination Partner
Sweet, Crisp Fruit is Juicy & Great Fresh Eating, Cooking & Storing
#ProPlantTips for Care:How do you grow Honeygold Apple Trees? Easy-care, fruit trees require full sun and well-drained soil to do their best. Not tolerating excess water, they cannot have soggy soil. Plant in rich, organically amended soil, plus a good layer of mulch over the root system’s surface to further hold in moisture and insulate the roots from heat and cold.
Apples need consistent watering, especially during summer for higher yields. Drought tolerant once established, however, it’s best to protect your investment with a regular watering schedule during times of need.
Because it’s such a prolific tree, part of Honeygold Apple tree care is to thin out the fruit in the spring. Branches can break under the weight of all that beautiful fruit. Pruning is best done in late winter when the tree is dormant in the late winter or very early spring. Prune to keep an open canopy that allows plenty of sunshine and air circulation.
Full Sun Trees
Enriched Well-Drained Soil
Regular Water & Appreciates Mulch
Prune When Dormant
Moderate Resistance to Apple Scab
Mid-Chill Hours Needs
Honeygold Apple Trees are your answer for a cold-hardy golden Apple that won’t take up a lot of space! Order quality plants with mature root systems to your doorstep from Nature Hills Nursery!
Honeygold Apple Tree Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen to Plant Apple Trees?Planting Bareroot trees as soon as you can dig a hole in spring and until hot weather, the earlier the better. Plant container Apple trees throughout the growing season with complete success – that is the benefit of container plants – to extend the planting season. Your County Agricultural Extension Office is a great resource for first and last frost dates in your area.
How to Plant Honeygold Apple TreesDig a large hole only as deep as needed to accommodate the bareroot or container root ball, and twice as wide. Add Nature Hills Root Booster to speed root establishment. Remove the pot or bag and situate it into the hole so the top of the soil (soil line if bareroot), is level with the new location’s soil being careful not to plant too deep. Water in again very well and backfill with the same soil you dug up, tamping down gently to ensure there are no air pockets.
Top off with a 3-4 inch thick layer of Arborist mulch. Consider staking your tree to keep its trunk growing straight for the first year to ensure it stands tall against strong winds and drifting snow.
When to Prune Honeygold Apple TreesTrim off any broken branches from delivery as soon as you take them out of the box. Prune and trim apple trees while dormant, in late winter or early spring, before you see new growth.
How to Prune Apple TreesDormant prune to:
Remove any double leaders or narrow crotch angles
Eliminate any crossing branches
Thin interior branching and leave the fruiting spurs and strong branches in place opening up the canopy
Branching at least 24-36 inches above the ground
Prune Apple trees in the summer to:
Control size and shape by reducing the length of longer new growth on vigorous trees
Remove water sprouts on the main trunk or older branches in the crown
Remove suckers at the base of the trunk
Thin fruit during heavy years on established trees
How to Fertilize Honeygold Apple TreesFor the first year, water alone is most important. It is always best to get a soil test to see what your soil is lacking before adding more fertilizers. Once established, a fertilizer routine may be beneficial. We do offer some excellent slow-release organic options, applied according to the package directions.
Fruit trees need more phosphate and it’s possible to apply too much nitrogen which affects the soil’s pH. Test soil acidity or alkalinity using a pH Tester.
Fertilize in spring when you first see new growth emerging.
Don’t overdo it
Phosphates are your friends
Pay attention to pH in areas with extremely high or low soil pH
Follow the directions
Harvest Times for Honeygold Apple TreesEarly-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new Apple tree growers. Weather, climate, and your tree determine when it’s ripe.
For Apples:
Early-season is usually June-July
Mid-season can be August-September
Late-season can be from late September-November
Honeygold Apples are typically ready to harvest in September and considered late-season. The growing season consists of spring, summer, and fall, and varies with climate and weather. Areas with longer growing seasons in the warmer hardiness zones can greatly affect the harvest times for each particular apple variety grown in your area. Learn which growing zone you are in.
What Shipping Options Do You Offer?NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won’ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Honeygold Apple Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Rootstocks ExplainedApple trees have been grafted onto different rootstocks since before the mid-1800s. Different rootstocks are used to improve the anchoring of trees, eliminate diseases, and reduce the natural mature size of the tree itself. While there are many different types of rootstock, they are all labeled as being either Dwarf, Semi-Dwarf, or Standard.
The Apple descriptions, including flowering, pollination, and Apple characteristics are the same whether the plant is grown on a standard rootstock or some varying dwarfing rootstock. The overall size can vary by climate and soil but the understock used is ultimately what affects the mature size.
There will be some variation in sizes but as a guide, we are suggesting the overall mature size of these apple varieties are:
Semi-Dwarf ApplesHeight: 12-18 feet
Spread: 10 – 15 feet
Standard ApplesHeight 18 – 25 feet
Spread: 15 – 18 feet
Remember that all fruit tree sizes can easily be altered if needed by simple pruning as the trees grow and develop.