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Gloster apple

Last updated 01 Jan 2014.

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Current rating: 3.3 out of 5. Total votes cast: 7

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06 Jan 2012 
I have harvested this as late as early december as it keeps well on the tree. Flavour is crisp with a honey finish.

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Conic shape, attractive fully red fruit with calyx end shoulder bumps. Larger, mostly 3" diameter. Good flavor, crisp flesh. Tarter flavor than Delicious.

Gloster phototape


  • 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

UK National Fruit Collection

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UK National Fruit Collection

Gloster identification photos from website visitors


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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2011 season

  • 26th May  2011  - tree owned by Dave in Harefield, United Kingdom

2010 season

  • 16th May  2010  - tree owned by Dave in Harefield, United Kingdom

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2011 season

  • 2nd week November  2011  - tree owned by Dave in Harefield, United Kingdom

2010 season

  • 1st week November  2010  - tree owned by Dave in Harefield, United Kingdom

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