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Winter Gem apple

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


Winter Gem identification photos

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Visitor reviews

  • 05 Oct 2020  Geoff Stebbings,  CO. WEXFORD, Ireland
    My tree is still young but we had the first apples this year. They were picked slightly early because of early frost and gales but were still really delicious with a perfect combination of acidity and sweetness. Of the 23 apple trees I have they were the only apples with no hint of scab and were beautiful fruit. There was a hint of the reported rich flavour which I am sure will develop as the fruits ripen more.

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Spring blossom records for this variety

2021 season

  • 14th May  2021  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

2020 season

  • 26th April  2020  - tree owned by Ehill@Sky.Com in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 25th April  2020  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

2019 season

  • 24th April  2019  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

2017 season

  • 27th April  2017  - tree owned by Ehill@Sky.Com in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 17th April  2017  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

2016 season

  • 14th May  2016  - tree owned by Ehill@Sky.Com in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 12th May  2016  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom
  • 8th May  2016  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2015 season

  • 16th May  2015  - tree owned by Michael in Halifax, United Kingdom
  • 29th April  2015  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom
  • April  2015  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2014 season

  • 30th April  2014  - tree owned by Ehill@Sky.Com in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 29th April  2014  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

2013 season

  • 23rd May  2013  - tree owned by Ehill@Sky.Com 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 Ehill@Sky.Com in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 25th April  2012  - tree owned by Keat in Bristol, United Kingdom

2011 season

  • 22nd April  2011  - tree owned by Ehill@Sky.Com in Bristol, United Kingdom
  • 10th April  2011  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, 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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Harvest records for this variety

2019 season

  • 4th week September  2019  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

2017 season

  • 4th week September  2017  - tree owned by Mike in Godalming, United Kingdom

2016 season

  • 4th week August  2016  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2015 season

  • 2nd week September  2015  - tree owned by Simon in Malvern, United Kingdom

2009 season

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

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Grimes Golden and Cox's Orange Pippin
  • Introduced: 1975
  • Developed by: Hugh Ermen
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1119

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Cropping: Good
  • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
  • Flavor style (apples): Aromatic
  • Food uses: Eating fresh
  • Discoloration of fruit: Oxidising

Growing

  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Bearing regularity: Regular

Climate

  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush

Where to buy trees

The following tree nurseries offer Winter Gem apple trees for sale:


Where to buy fresh fruit

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