Apple - Elstar

Elstar Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Elstar 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.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier) Available £48.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard Available £28.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




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.




Main characteristics of Elstar

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Jan

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good

Pollination date  15
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Ingrid MarieGolden Delicious