Gloster '69 apple


A large, conical variety of eating apple, with yellowish-green skin, abundantly flushed blushed with dark red. The flesh is crunchy and juicy. Despite its name, it was raised in Hamburg at the Jork Fruit Research Station in 1951 and is a cross between Weisser Winterglockenapfel and Richared Delicious. The fruit of this productive tree was introduced commercially in 1967 in the UK and in the Netherlands in 1969. This late-season variety is harvested from mid-October in South-East England and is at its best from November to March.