Gladstone, or Mr Gladstone, is a very early-season English summer apple. The flesh is delicate, sweet, and notably juicy. The flavour is best described as sweet/sharp, but in a good year can display fruity berry tones.
Deliveries start January 2014.
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Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.
*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.
Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season.
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Gladstone is in flowering group 4. Gladstone is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.
Gladstone is easy to grow, and naturally resistant to scab and canker, the two most serious of apple diseases in the UK. It can be grown in most situations.
The original tree, thought to be a hundred years old at the time, was discovered near Kidderminster in 1868 by nurseryman Jackson of Blakedown Nursery. It was known initially as Jackson's Seedling, but renamed "Mr Gladstone" in 1883 after it was given a First Class Certificate by the RHS.