Raised in 1956, so not especially old but a variety never fully appreciated and deserving wider cultivation, the fine, bright coloured fruits are ready for picking mid October and for use right through December, the flavour is excellent rich, aromatic but sweet too. Gavin arose as a cross of Merton Worcester and a seedling variety with a scab resistance and this quality has been passed on: Gavin has excellent scab resistance and disease resistance in general, as well as beautiful blossom. Recommended. Pollinate with Greensleeves, Orleans, Charles Ross etc.
For an explanation of the various apple rootstocks and choices available click here
Our Apple Trees are available in the following
This is a recommended list & not exhaustive.
UK mainland delivery is charged at £8.95. Sending a tree through the post isn't easy, so our parcels are expertly packed to keep your goods in the best condition.
Our trees are well grown and stringently graded at despatch. The size on despatch varies with variety and rootstock chosen but is usually between 4' and 6' in height [120cm-180cm]. Our customers often report fruits the first year of planting!
There is no surcharge on the delivery of larger parcels/orders.
We have in place very rigorous standards for the health, providence and uniformity of all our fruiting plants & trees. Our Nursery and the stock we grow is inspected and passported for health regularly by DEFRA experts [formerly the Ministry of Agriculture] and we have in place our own stringent controls and inspection programmes to ensure our fruiting bushes and trees are the best, most disease free stocks available and truly beyond compare.
We always propagate from certified stock where this exists and have the highest standards regarding providence and grading. If only the very best will do - as it should - then you can rely on a Chris Bowers fruiting plant to give the most exemplary results available. We firmly believe that only the very healthiest stock can and does produce vastly superior results - and it shows.
We are proud of each & every plant & tree we despatch from our Nursery. If it fails to thrive or live up to your expectations we will replace or refund it. This is in addition to your statutory rights. We may rarely ask for details of care and cultivation given to it, or arrange for a return of the item for inspection, to assist in our own programme of improvement.