Gloria Mundi
New York 1804


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Gloria Mundi apple origin is disputed, but most literature suggests Long Island in 1804. The Gloria Mundi apple is a huge oblate, slightly ribbed fruit with russeting spread irregularly from stem. Most often bright green, mellowing to soft yellow with splash of red on sunnyside of fruit. The fruit is often the largest of our orchard which includes other mammoth apples such as Spokane Beauty, Twenty Ounce and Wolf River. In the late 1800's it was reported one of the apples measured 18 inches in diameter. Excellent for sauce, cooking to a juicy lemony puree. Eaten fresh, quite dense, sharp, slightly scented with sweet notes. Good for home orchards, as it ripens continuously over a period of about four weeks. Tree is a hardy vigorous tree.

CCOF Certified Organic:  Our apple trees (exception noted) grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, Certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO) species. Reg. #40-002449

Growing Considerations for Gloria Mundi
New York 1804

USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Heirloom: Yes

Bloom Period: Midseason

Harvest Period: Midseason, Late

Disease Resistance: Good

Origin Date: 1800`s

Uses: Cider, Cooking / Sauces, Desserts / Pies, Fresh Eating

Storage: 3 Months or More

Years to Bear: 2-4 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Rootstock: MM 111 (Semi-dwarf)

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Feathered (prominent branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

Shipping Note:  Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.

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Robert McKee
5 of 5 Stars
I grew up on Long Island in a house that was built in 1890. It had a large apple tree in the backyard that was very old. My mother used to make apple pies for us 8 kids from this tree. I have found a scion of that tree and it is a Gloria Mundi. I am overjoyed!


This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 07 September, 2014.