Cornish Gilliflower Apple Trees for sale - order online
We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2013/14 planting season. Our 2014/15 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter. We regret we have had to stop taking orders earlier than anticipated because of the warm weather.
History and description of Cornish Gilliflower
A very old variety, brought to notice by Sir Christopher Hawkins in 1813 having been discovered in a garden in Truro, Cornwall in about 1800. The word Gilliflower is believed to have been derived from the old French word Girofle meaning clove and given to this variety because it is supposed to have a clove-like frangrance when cut.
Medium to large sized, rather unusual irregular oblong or oblong-conical shaped fruit. The knobbly exterior is quite boldly ribbed and distinctly five crowned. The skin is rather rough, often with some russetting, greenish yellow with up to half flushed orange-red. Very firm yellow flesh, tinged green around the core. Rather dry but sweet with a melon like frangrance.
Moderately vigorous, very spreading tree. It is a tip-bearer and unsuited for training into restricted forms such as cordons and espaliers. A light cropper.
Main characteristics of Cornish Gilliflower
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