Hunt’s Duke Of Gloucester is an excellent small dessert apple. Conical in shape the apple has bright yellow skin that is largely covered with a brownish russet with a small area of red flush on its sunny side. Of excellent flavour – sweetness with contrasting acidity.
A lengthy name, unlike recently introduced apples! Raised from a pip by Dr Fry of Goucester and introduced by a Thomas Hunt of Stratford on Avon in 1820. Not sure how ‘Duke’ got in name! The two people in the apples name may be linked to Fry’s, the chocolate company that was based in Bristol, now taken over by Cadbury’s. This link needs more research to be confirmed.
Pollination group – C Picking time – October Keeps until – until March