Golden Noble apple


An excellent medium to large apple which cooks well and has good flavour. It is yellow with occasional pale russeting. It was discovered in an orchard in Downham Market in Norfolk by the Head Gardener of Sir Thomas Hare of Stowe Hall. His name was Patrick Flanagan. There was a 'Golden Noble' listed in 1769 by Mr William Prefect of Pontefract, but it may also be of French origin, perhaps the same as Drap d'Or. It almost collapses on cooking but is good for pies. This mid-season variety is harvested from early October in South-East England and is at its best from October to December.