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Foster's Seedling



A very sharp Victorian cooking apple from Kent.

Origin: Kent UK, 1893

Pollination: Foster's Seedling is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Foster's Seedling apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Foster's Seedling tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Foster's Seedling tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Foster's Seedling tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Foster's Seedling tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Foster's Seedling tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Foster's Seedling

Introduced by G Bunyard, nurseryman of Maidstone, Kent c1893. Medium sized, oblong fruit. Smooth orange yellow skin flushed deep red. A very acidic culinary apple with juicy soft flesh. Cooks to a sharp puree. A spreading tree of weak vigour. Heavy cropper. The fruit hangs late.

Characteristics of Foster's Seedling apple trees

UseCulinary
ColourFlushed
FlavourAcid
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useNov-Mar
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date17
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners