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

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
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier)
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard

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