Apple - Falstaff

Falstaff Apple

Malus domestica
Now largely superseded by the more highly coloured sport Red Falstaff.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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Falstaff 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
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush *Reduced Price*
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Cordon

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.

Main characteristics of Falstaff

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

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain
Special features Good for Juice

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  James GrieveGolden Delicious
Progeny  Meridian
Sports  Red Falstaff