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Forfar



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 it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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
ColourFlushed
FlavourRich
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Feb
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners