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Now largely superseded by the more highly coloured sport Red Falstaff.

Origin: Kent UK, 1965

Pollination: Falstaff is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Falstaff apple trees for sale

M27 rootstock 2 year Step-over (Very dwarfing) £37.00 Sold-out
M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £20.50
M26 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £20.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £55.50 Sold-out

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History and description of Falstaff

Falstaff apple was raised by Dr F Alston, East Malling Research Station, Kent, UK 1965 from James Grieve X Golden Delicious. Grown commercially in continental Europe and on a very small scale in the UK.

Medium sized, oblong-conical fruit. Red flush and stripes over smooth yellow skin. Very attractive looking but colouring may be poor in less sunny parts of the UK. Very crisp, juicy flesh. Pleasant refreshing, fruity flavour with a good balance of sweetness and acidity. A good dessert variety also useful for juice making. Keeps its crispness well in storage.

Moderately vigorous trees. Heavy cropping, partially self-fertile variety. Good resistance to late frosts. A good garden variety.

Characteristics of Falstaff apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Suitable forLate Frost
Northern Britain
Special featuresGood for Juice
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageGolden Delicious
James Grieve
SportsRed Falstaff