Apple - Gascoyne's Scarlet

Gascoyne's Scarlet Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Gascoyne's Scarlet Apple Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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 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.



Main characteristics of Gascoyne's Scarlet

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Late Sep
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Suitable for Chalky Soils
Special features Good for Juice

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Progeny  Arthur W BarnesMillicent Barnes