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Apple trees
Winter Gem

Winter Gem is a late-season apple variety with a very good aromatic flavour.
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Apple trees
Winter Gem
Picking seasonLate
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityVery good
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Flavour style (apples)Aromatic
Food usesEating fresh
Discoloration of fruitOxidising
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Growing


Apple trees
Winter Gem
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourVigorous
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Problems


Apple trees
Winter Gem
ScabSome susceptibility
Bitter pitVery resistant
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Climate


Apple trees
Winter Gem
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Winter Gem
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1950 - 1999
Flower colourPink - light
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourOrange flush
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