Cornish Gilliflower is an heirloom apple from Cornwall, circa 1800.
The apple is dull green with some dull brownish red and webbed with thin rough russet. Only in a rare year do a few develop clear dark red. Medium to large in size, round, conical shape, tapering at the nose to a 5-pointed base. It has always been considered a high-quality eating apple, possessing a sweet, rich flavor. Intensely flavored, rich and aromatic. Said to emit a clove fragrance when cut. Should be picked as late as possible.
Tree is moderately vigorous, very spreading and a tip bearer. Mauve buds with a particularly attractive blossom, diploid. Ready to harvest in mid-late October in upstate New York, with peak flavor November-January.
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