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A large and handsome late season dual purpose apple also known as Dutch Mignonne.

Origin: Netherlands, 1771

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

Forfar apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Forfar tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Forfar tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Forfar tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Forfar tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Forfar tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Forfar

Forfar is an old variety which probably arose in the Netherlands. Introduced to the UK c 1771 by Thomas Harvey of Norwich. Widely grown in Victorian England when it was popular for making Apple Charlotte.

Rather large, round-conical, slightly ribbed fruit. Greenish yellow skin with pale red streaks and some russet patches and dots. Firm, crisp, juicy, yellow flesh. Rich sweet aromatic flavour. Keeps shape when cooked or produces a stiff puree. A moderately vigorous, spreading tree. Hardy and heavy cropping.

Characteristics of Forfar apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Feb
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners