Apple - Gloria Mundi

Gloria Mundi Apple

Malus domestica
A large cooking apple with an unusual oblong, heavily ribbed shape.

Origin: Germany 1804

Pollination:  Gloria Mundi is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Gloria Mundi Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




History and description of Gloria Mundi

First recorded in USA. in 1804 but may have been raised in Germany. Introduced to England in 1817. A very large culinary apple.

A very large apple. Oblong-conical to short oblong shape. Rather irregular with numerous rather narow ribs. Distinctly five crowned at apex. Very pale green background skin colour. Sometimes slightly flushed pale purplish brown. Smooth skin becoming greasy if stored. Creamy white flesh tinged green under the skin. Rather soft and coarse textured and dry. Cooks to a sweet, dark gold puree. Acidity fades with keeping.

Moderately vigorous upright tree. Moderate cropper.




Main characteristics of Gloria Mundi

Use Culinary
Colour Green
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  13
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Monstrous Pippin, Ox Apple