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Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in about 1780. It was re-discovered by Jackson, at Blakedown Nursery, Kidderminster, Worcestershire and introduced in 1868 as Jackson's Seedling. It was renamed Mr Gladstone after receiving a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1883. Fruits are crisp and juicy becoming rather soft, with a pleasant, aromatic flavour.

Gladston, Jackson's Seedling, Lord Gladstone, Mister Gladstone, Monsieur Gladstone, Mr. Gladstone, Scarlet Pippin, Striped Quarrenden, W. E. Gladstone
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 (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Ffordd-fawr)
Mother to:
Braintree Seedling
Laxton's Leader
Father to:
Feltham Beauty
Laxton's Early Crimson
Langley Pippin
Conical 2
medium 2
51.00mm 2
57.00mm 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
2000 - 036


Accession name
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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