Apple - Foster's Seedling

Foster's Seedling Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Foster's Seedling Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


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.



Main characteristics of Foster's Seedling

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Mar

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  17
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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