Conic shape, attractive fully red fruit with calyx end shoulder bumps. Larger, mostly 3" diameter. Good flavor, crisp flesh. Tarter flavor than Delicious. It is a good variety for attracting deer as the apples stay on the tree into winter.
USDA identification images for Gloster
The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
Parents and other ancestors of this variety
- Richared Delicious (parent)
- 06 Jan 2012 Dave HoareMIDDLESEX, United KingdomI have harvested this as late as early december as it keeps well on the tree. Flavour is crisp with a honey finish.
- Dan Spratlen in Camano Island, WASHINGTON
- Dave Hoare in Harefield, MIDDLESEX
- Victoria Birkett in Aberdeen, SCOTLAND
- Richard in Krakow,
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
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Harvest records for this variety
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Parentage: Weisser Winterglockenapfel x Richared Delicious
- Originates from: Germany
- Introduced: 1969
- Developed by: Fruit Research Station, Jork, Hamburg
- UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1968-067
- Country of origin: Germany
Where to buy fresh fruit
The following orchards grow Gloster:
England - midlands
- Walsgrove Farm, Worcester
- Garside's Fruit Farm, Abbotsford
- Cedar-Apple Rust
Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
Rated as susceptible - control usually needed where CAR is prevalent.