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Gilliflower of Gloucester

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust collection (link to website)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)

Accession No.
1952 - 055


Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1952 from Saul, Gloucestershire. Fruits have fine, tender flesh with a sweet, subacid flavour.

Accession name
Gilliflower of Gloucester
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1
large-very large 1
Conical 1
weak-medium 1
medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
low 1
fine 1
dry 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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