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Winter Gem apple

Last updated 27 Jan 2013.

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A late-season modern English apple with a good aromatic flavour.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Grimes Golden and Cox's Orange Pippin
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Developed by: Hugh Ermen
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1119
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 1999-067

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Exceptional
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Cropping: Light
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Disease resistance

  • Bitter pit  - Very resistant
  • Scab  - Some susceptibility

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

Winter Gem identification photos from official fruit collections

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Winter Gem identification photos from website visitors



Fruit tree register

Do you have a tree of this variety in your garden or orchard? If so please register the details here and contribute to our international register of fruit trees.

The following Winter Gem trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

You can also view these trees on a map.

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France



Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • 30th April  2014  - tree owned by Eric in BRISTOL, United Kingdom
  • 29th April  2014  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

2013 season

  • 23rd May  2013  - tree owned by Eric in BRISTOL, United Kingdom
  • 13th May  2013  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom
  • May  2013  - tree owned by Jeff in LEICESTER, United Kingdom

2012 season

  • 3rd May  2012  - tree owned by Eric in BRISTOL, United Kingdom
  • 25th April  2012  - tree owned by Keat in BRISTOL, United Kingdom

2011 season

  • 22nd April  2011  - tree owned by Eric in BRISTOL, United Kingdom

2010 season

  • 1st May  2010  - tree owned by N. in CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • 23rd April  2009  - tree owned by N. in CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom

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Latest harvest records for this variety

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            2009 season

            • October  2009  - tree owned by N. in CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom

            Where to buy apple trees

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