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Gloucester Cross

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1913 by G.T.Spinks at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol. Fruits have soft, coarse, subacid flesh with a rich, aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Unknown
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
small-medium 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1930 - 031

  

Accession name
Gloucester Cross
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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