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Gascoyne's Scarlet

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Mr Gascoyne at Bapchild Court, Sittingbourne, Kent. It was introduced in 1871 by nurseryman G. Bunyard & Co., Maidstone, Kent. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1887. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, slightly juicy, sweet flesh with very little flavour.

Synonyms:
Cramoisi de Gascoyne, Cramoisie de Gascogne, Cramoisie de Gascoigne, Friedrich August von Sachesen, Gascoigne's Scarlet, Gascoigne's Seedling, Gascoignes Scharlachapfel, Gascoine, Gascoygne's Scarlet, Gascoygne's Scarlet Seedling, Gascoygne's Seedling, Gascoynes Scarlet, Gascoynes Scarlet Seedling, Gascoynes Scharlachroter, Gascoynes Scharlachroter Samling, Malinovoe Gaskonskoe, Rhum von England, Schoner von Rusdorf
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Westhope)
Mother to:
Oxford Beauty
Arthur W. Barnes
Millicent Barnes

Accession No.
1957 - 181

  

Accession name
Gascoyne's Scarlet
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
large-very large 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Height
70.74 mm 1
Width
82.20 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Juiciness
dry 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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