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Gloria Mundi

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.  Pollination partners

Gloria Mundi apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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.

Characteristics of Gloria Mundi apple trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Pollination date13
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners