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Elstar

One of the best modern apples with an excellent fruity flavour and good keeping quality.

Origin: Netherlands, 1972

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

Elstar apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenM27Very dwarfing £23.50
MaidenM9Dwarfing £23.50
MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £23.50
MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
Espalier (2 Tier)MM106Semi-vigorous £69.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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History and description of Elstar

Raised by T Visser, Wageningen, Netherlands from Ingrid Marie x Golden Delicious. Introduced in 1972. Grown extensively in continental Europe and USA but rarely imported into the UK.

Medium sized, round-conical fruit. Yellow skin with bright scarlet flush. Cream coloured flesh. Crisp and juicy. Excellent flavour. Sweet with good balancing acidity and pleasant distinctive fruity flavour. Stores well keeping its flavour and much of its crispness through the winter.

Moderately vigorous tree. Good regular cropper but suceptible to scab and mildew.

Characteristics of Elstar apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date15
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageGolden Delicious
Ingrid Marie