Apple - Gavin

Gavin Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Gavin Apple Trees for sale - order online

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
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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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.

Main characteristics of Gavin

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Canker: Susceptible
Mildew: Resistant
Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  13
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Merton Worcester