Conic shape, attractive fully red fruit with calyx end shoulder bumps. Larger, mostly 3" diameter. Good flavor, crisp flesh. Tarter flavor than Delicious.
- Species: Malus domestica
- Parentage: Weisser Winterglockenapfel x Richared Delicious
- Originates from: Germany
- Introduced: 1969
- Developed by: Fruit Research Station, Jork, Hamburg
- Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1709
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1968-067
- Fireblight - Some susceptibility
- Cedar apple rust - Some susceptibility
Relationships to other varieties
Parents and other ancestors of this variety:
References and further reading about this variety
- Cedar-Apple Rust
Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
Rated as susceptible - control usually needed where CAR is prevalent.
Gloster identification photos from official fruit collections
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- Dan Spratlen in Camano Island, WASHINGTON
- Richard in Krakow,
Latest Spring blossom records for this variety
- 26th May 2011 - tree owned by Dave in Harefield, United Kingdom
- 16th May 2010 - tree owned by Dave in Harefield, United Kingdom
Latest harvest records for this variety
- 2nd week November 2011 - tree owned by Dave in Harefield, United Kingdom
- 1st week November 2010 - tree owned by Dave in Harefield, United Kingdom