Description: Gladstone is a well known, well coloured early apple. Its flush is partly or completley striped dark red with some purple dots and greasy skin. Flesh is greenish white, crisp and juicy at first, becoming rather soft with pleasant, aromatic flavour. A similar taste to a raspberry or redcurrant!
History: Discovered by Jackson from Blakedown Nursery, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England in around 1780. It was first introduced as Jackson's Seedling in 1868 and later renamed Mr Gladstone after receiving First Class Certificate from Royal Horticultural Society in 1883.