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Folkestone Apple

Malus domestica
A red early season dessert apple.

Origin: Kent UK 1964

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

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Folkestone Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
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 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.




Main characteristics of Folkestone

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sep

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  15
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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