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Gold Medal

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Troughton, a nurseryman at Preston, Lancashire. Its original name was Ryland Surprise. It was introduced in about 1882. Fruits have soft, white flesh with a slightly acid flavour.

Crystal Palace, Gold Medal Trugton's, Pomme Trougton's, Ryland Surprise, Trugton's Goldmedal, Zolotaya medal Tregtona
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Truncate conical 2
large 2
83.00mm 2
116.00mm 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
2000 - 037


Accession name
Gold Medal
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register