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Gladstone apple


An old English summer apple, dating back to the 1780s, but re-introduced in 1868 by Mr Jackson of Blakedown Nursery as Jackson's Seedling. Renamed Gladstone in 1883.


Gladstone identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 15 Oct 2016  Lars Christoffersen,  MEATH, Ireland
    Tend to go floury, but the apple grows on you. Excellent, aromatic taste develops in your mouth.

Tree register

United States

United Kingdom

Ireland

Harvest records for this variety

2016 season

  • August  2016  - tree owned by Lars in Trim, Ireland

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: Kidderminster, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1780
  • Developed by: Mr Jackson of Blakedown Nursery
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2059
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 2000-036
  • We are grateful to Brogdale Farm - home of the UK National Fruit Collection - for providing samples of this variety.

Identification

  • Fruit colour: Red

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Use / keeping: 1-3 days

Growing

  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Vigour: Slightly large
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Good
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799

Climate

  • Blossom frost-resistance: Some resistance

Other qualities

  • Awards: RHS 1st Class Certificate

Also known as

  • Jackson's Seedling
  • Mr Gladstone

Offspring of this variety


Diseases

  • Canker  - Very resistant
  • Scab  - Very resistant


Where to buy fresh fruit

United Kingdom




References

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor


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