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

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
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 Availability Price Qty required
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM111 - Vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price* Available £21.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




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