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Gloucester Royal



A very sweet red apple.

Origin: Gloucestershire UK, 1930

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

Gloucester Royal 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 Gloucester Royal

Raised in about 1930 by J W Thornhill, Dursley, Gloucestershire from a McIntosh cross. A smooth skinned red apple. Very sweet with little acidity. Can be rather woody. Tough skin.

Characteristics of Gloucester Royal apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourVery Sweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date16
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageMcIntosh Red