Apple - Forfar

Forfar Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Forfar 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
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden
MM111 - Vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*

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.

Main characteristics of Forfar

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Flushed
Flavour Rich
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Nov-Feb

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  9
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Albury Park Nonesuch, Dutch Mignonne