Apple - Gloster 69

Gloster 69 Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Gloster 69 Apple Trees for sale - order online

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 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.



Main characteristics of Gloster 69

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Feb

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  17
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Red DeliciousGlockenapfel