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Gloster 69

An attractive large, red flushed apple. Crisp, sweet with a good flavour.

Origin: Germany, 1951

Pollination: Gloster 69 is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Gloster 69 apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Gloster 69 tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Gloster 69 tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Gloster 69 tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Gloster 69 tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Gloster 69 tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

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).

History and description of Gloster 69

Raised 1951 in Germany at the Jork Fruit Research Station near Hamburg from a Weisser Winterglockenapfel X Richared Delicious. Introduced 1967. Widely grown over Northern Europe and also North Italy, but being displaced to some extent by Elstar. Used as a dual purpose apple on the continent.

Very attractive, medium/large sized fruit. Oblong-conical shape, sometimes waisted. Distinctly ribbed. Pale greenish yellow background skin colour. Flushed almost overall with deep dull red. Creamy white flesh tinged green near the core and stalk. Juicy and sweet, fine textured with good flavour. Prone to develop mouldy core if stored.

A vigorous tree. Crops well.

Characteristics of Gloster 69 apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useNov-Feb
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date17
Pollination groupE
PollinatorsPollination partners
Red Delicious