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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 order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Aug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date15
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners