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Gavin



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 it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceCanker - Susceptible
Mildew - Resistant
Scab - Very resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date13
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageMerton Worcester