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Gloucester Cross



A mid season dessert apple with a rich aromatic flavour.

Origin: Bristol UK, 1913

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

Gloucester Cross 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 Gloucester Cross

Raised 1913 by G T Spinks at the Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol. A Cox’s Orange Pippin cross. Sweet, crisp and juicy with quite intense, rich, aromatic flavour. Deep cream flesh.

Characteristics of Gloucester Cross apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourAromatic
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin