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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Gascoyne's Scarlet Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
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 Availability Price Qty required
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




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