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Cornish Gilliflower

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Found in a cottage garden near Truro, Cornwall. It was introduced by Sir Christopher Hawkins in 1813. Fruits have firm, rather dry flesh with a sweet and rich aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Calleville d'Angleterre, Calville d'Angleterre, Cornish Giliflower, Cornish Gillyflower, Cornish Juli Flower, Cornish July flower, Cornish Julyflower, Cornwalliser Nelken, Cornwalliser Nelken Apfel, Cornwalliser Nelkenapfel, Cornwallisser, Gilliflower, Julie Flomer, July Flomer, July Flower, July-Flower, Julyflower, Kalvil angliiskii, Nelken Apfel, Nelken-Apfel, Pomme Regelans, Red Gilliflower, Regalans
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Mother to:
Cornish Pine
Shape
Conical 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
65.00mm 2
Width
70.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1947 - 116

  

Accession name
Cornish Gilliflower
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register