|Malus domestica 'Cornish Gilliflower'|
This cultivar was found in a cottage garden in Truro, Cornwall, England, UK, in about 1800 and in 1813 was brought to the attention of the Royal Horticultural Society by Sir Christopher Hawkins, who was awarded a silver medal "for his exertions". The word 'gilliflower' is possibly a corruption of a French word girofle meaning clove, believed to be a reference to its odour when cut. The leaves are small and the tree is not a strong grower. It ripens in October.
The Cornish Gillyflower is used as a base for comparison by the RHS fruit committee to gauge the flavour of other apples.
- "Cornish Gilliflower", National Fruit Collection, University of Reading and Brogdale Collections, retrieved 17 October 2015
- "cornish fruit | Orchard Network". orchardnetwork.org.uk. 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
- The Gardener's Magazine, Vol 6, p.575, 1830
- Amarsys and Keepers Nursery. "Cornish Gilliflower apple trees for sale - Order online". Keepers Nursery.
- "Fruit | Albemarle Ciderworks & Vintage Virginia Apples". albemarleciderworks.com. 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
- Ormerod, Andrew (2015). "Cornwall Fruit Focus 1 – Opportunities for top fruit; Cornish apples – Philip McMillan Browse | Cornwall and South West Fruit Focus". cornwallandswfruitfocus.wordpress.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
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