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A cold-tolerant dessert apple. Tastes like Golden Delicious with a kiss of honey. Fruits are golden-yellowish-green with a bronze blush. Ripens in early October and keeps well. Hardy to -50º F. Pollinator required: Choose another apple variety. See Recommended Pollinators below.

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Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Ripens/Harvest Early October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet
Texture Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 3 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 7
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Why did you choose this?
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I think think this is the tree I grew up eating at my house.
David B on Jan 8, 2019
I think think this is the tree I grew up eating at my house.
David B on Jan 8, 2019
Can your plant pear tree close to apple trees?
Barbara S on Jul 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sure. The only thing you have to worry about is planting some species of fruit trees near black walnut trees.
If Wolf River becomes available, would it be a good pollinator with Honeygold for zone 3b?
Greg Morse on Jan 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they bloom at about the same time and are suited for growing to Zone 3.
What is a compatible pollinator for Honeygold apple in zone 4B?
natcamper on Aug 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are literally hundreds of choices. Honeycrisp is the most popular; other good varieties are Jonafree, Starkspur?? UltraMac???, Cortland or Braeburn.
Will a honey gold pollinate a sweet 16 tree?
Darin N on May 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, no. Honeygold blooms too early for Sweet Sixteen.
what is the closest apple like a honey gold?
lynda j on Feb 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You might try other cold-hardy apple trees with a sweet and flavorful fruit that ripens in October, like CandyCrisp or Winter Banana.

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