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An excellent but little know variety. Very crisp, sweet fruit.

Origin: Hertfordshire UK, 1956

Pollination: Gavin is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

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

Gavin apple was raised 1956 by Gavin Brown, Bayfordbury, Hertfordshire from a Merton Worcester X scab resistant seedling. (Jonathan X Malus floribunda X Rome Beauty).

Medium sized, rather unusual oblong shaped fruit. Light green background skin colour turning yellow with red and orange stripes. Very firm, crisp white flesh. Pleasant, sweet slightly perfumed flavour. Keeps well.

A weak growing tree tending to produce thin, weak branches. Good cropper with some biennial tendency. scab resistant but prone to canker.

Characteristics of Gavin apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceCanker - Susceptible
Mildew - Resistant
Scab - Very resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date13
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageMerton Worcester