Apple 'Cornish Gilliflower' Malus domestica 'Cornish Gilliflower' (D)

apple 'Cornish Gilliflower'


'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

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Cornish Gilliflower'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune according to chosen training method though, as a tip-bearer, it is unsuitable for restricted forms. See apple pruning.

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • 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

  • insectPests

    May be affected by aphids, including woolly aphid and rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, codling moth and other caterpillars

  • microbeDiseases

    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