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Gascoyne's Scarlet



A victorian Kentish variety. Large, handsome red fruit. Produces excellent pink juice.

Origin: Kent UK, 1871

Pollination: Gascoyne's Scarlet is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Gascoyne's Scarlet 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-1Gascoyne's Scarlet tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Gascoyne's Scarlet tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Gascoyne's Scarlet tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Gascoyne's Scarlet tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Gascoyne's Scarlet 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 Gascoyne's Scarlet

Raised by Mr Gascoyne at Bapchild Court, Sittingbourne, Kent. Introduced 1871 by The famous nurseryman G Bunyard, of Maidstone, Kent. Received RHS First Class Certificate 1887. Introduced to Germany in 1883 becoming popular in Brandenburg, Saxony, and Thuringia, where it is still grown. A very attractive apple, primarily a garden and exhibition variety, but still found in old orchards.

A very handsome large apple. Flat-round or round shape very distinctly crowned with well-rounded ribs. Pale greenish white background skin colour very pale greenish white, one-half to almost completely flushed bright deep blood red. Slight indistinct striping. White firm flesh, sometimes tinged pink. Juicy with a pleasant slightly sharp, fruity flavour. Produces excellent pink apple juice.

Very vigorous tree. Good cropper.

Characteristics of Gascoyne's Scarlet apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Suitable forChalky Soils
Special featuresGood for Juice
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyArthur W Barnes
Millicent Barnes