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MALUS 'Golden Hornet'
Flowering Crab Apple


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:: Rosaceae :: MALUS :: x zumi :: 'Golden Hornet'
  • Type of products available: Whips

Main asset

Beautiful melliferous blooming, high number of small golden yellow apples, edible, persistent on the tree from August to December.


Very strong variety, resistant to fire blight. Good pollinator for most fruit varieties, due to its long flowering covering flowering of all groups of precocity in fruit varieties.

Obtained by Waterer Nurseries (UK), early XXth century.

Deciduous small upright tree becoming flaring and spreading with age, dark green oval leaves, pinkish buds in April opening in single white flowers with 5 petals, followed by small yellow apples ∅ 2.5 cm, persistent throughout autumn .

  • Uses: Natural hedgerows, specimen, orchard (pollinator)

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: round
  • Height: 4 m x 4 m (13 ft x 13 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: April-May
  • Époque de fructification : October-November

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oval dentated
  • Foliage colour: green grey
  • Foliage colour in autumn: yellow
  • Flowers shape: simple with 5 petals
  • Flowers colour: pink
  • Forme des fruits : small apples
  • Couleur des fruits : golden yellow


  • Soil type: all
  • Exposure: sun
  • Hardiness: - 30 °C (-22 °F - USDA zone 4b)