Apple 'Cornish Gilliflower' Malus domestica 'Cornish Gilliflower' (D)
'Cornish Gilliflower' is a late-season, dessert apple with medium to large fruit, yellow flushed and striped with red, with russet netting. At its best the flesh is firm, sweet-sharp and spicy, but it can be flavourless and chewy. Trees are vigorous and spreading, tip bearing, in pollination group 4 and self sterile. Crops tend to be light, ready to pick in mid-autumn, storing to late winter
About this plant
apple 'Cornish Gilliflower'
Prune according to chosen training method though, as a tip-bearer, it is unsuitable for restricted forms. See apple pruning.
Loam, Sand, SoilClay
- Suitable locations
Cottage & Informal Garden
Propagate by grafting in midwinter or chip budding in late summer on clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock will largely determine the vigour of the tree. Fruit grown from pips will not resemble the parent
May be affected by aphids, including woolly aphid and rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, codling moth and other caterpillars
Average resistance to common apple diseases: apple canker, apple scab, and powdery mildews. Apples are also susceptible to brown rot, honey fungus and blossom wilt