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Gloucester Royal Apple

Malus domestica
A very sweet red apple.

Origin: Gloucestershire UK 1930

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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Gloucester Royal 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
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price*
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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.

Main characteristics of Gloucester Royal

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

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  16
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  McIntosh Red