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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.
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.