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Folkestone



A red early season dessert apple.

Origin: Kent UK, 1964

Pollination: Folkestone is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Folkestone apple trees produced to special order

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

  • CG-1Folkestone tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Folkestone tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Folkestone tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Folkestone tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Folkestone 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 Folkestone

Folkestone apple was received by the National Fruit Collection, UK in 1964 from Chandler and Dunn, Ash, Kent. Probably a Tydeman’s Early Worcester X. A small to medium sized bright red fruit, firm chewy flesh with a slight flavour of strawberries. A tree of weak vigour.

Characteristics of Folkestone apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Aug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date15
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners