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Gloucester Royal

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in about 1930 at Dursley, Gloucestershire, by J.W. Thornhill. It was introduced in 1956 by Matthews Fruit Trees Ltd., Thurston, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Fruits have coarse flesh with a sweet and insipid flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust collection (link to website)
Parentage:
McIntosh x Unknown
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
56.00mm 2
Width
70.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Coarseness
coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1957 - 012

  

Accession name
Gloucester Royal
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
23rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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