Apple - Holstein

Holstein Apple

Malus domestica
A very attractive large aromatic Cox like apple excellent both as a dessert apple and for making juice.

Origin: Germany 1918

Pollination:  Holstein is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Holstein 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
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden

History and description of Holstein

Raised or discovered in Germany in about 1918 by Vahldik, a teacher, in Eutin, Holstein. Possibly a Cox's Orange Pippin seedling. Also known as Holstein Cox.

A medium/large sized apple. Round-conical shape with a flat base. Slightly lop-sided and often five-crowned. Greenish yellow background skin colour becoming golden yellow. One-quarter to three-quarters flushed bright orange red with short, broken, broad, dark red stripes. Slight russeting. Very much like a large Cox, but generally brighter and more attractively coloured. Deep cream flesh, slightly coarse-textured, juicy, with an intense rich aromatic flavour which often surpasses that of Cox. Slightly large for a dessert apple but excellent for juice producing an intensely aromatic, orange-yellow coloured juice.

A vigorous, spreading tree. Good cropper. Prone to frost damage, mildew, canker.

Main characteristics of Holstein

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Sep
Season of use  Oct-Jan

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Mildew: Susceptible
Canker: Susceptible
Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Late Frost

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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Parentage  Cox's Orange Pippin (?)
Other names  Holstein Cox