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Gladstone

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.

Synonyms:
Gladston, Jackson's Seedling, Lord Gladstone, Mister Gladstone, Monsieur Gladstone, Mr. Gladstone, Scarlet Pippin, Striped Quarrenden, W. E. Gladstone
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 (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Ffordd-fawr)
Mother to:
Braintree Seedling
Laxton's Leader
Father to:
Feltham Beauty
Advance
Laxton's Early Crimson
Langley Pippin
Shape
Conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
51.00mm 2
Width
57.00mm 2
Ribbing
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
Gladstone
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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