Apple - Tower of Glamis

Tower of Glamis Apple

Malus domestica
An old Scottish cooking apple.

Origin: Scotland 1800

Pollination:  Tower of Glamis is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Tower of Glamis Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Tower of Glamis

Tower of Glamis apple arose in Scotland and was known before 1800. It was grown particularly in the orchards of Clydesdale and the Carse of Gowrie in the 19th century and still to be found in Scottish gardens.

A large cooking apple. Conical shape and distinctly four-sided. Green skin turning deep yellow when fully ripe with some green spots and a light scattering of russet dots. Greenish white flesh, very juicy, crisp, brisk and perfumed. Cooks to a soft and sweet pale lemon puree.

Main characteristics of Tower of Glamis

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

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  5
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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