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

Origin: Germany, 1918

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

Holstein apple trees for sale

M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £21.50
M26 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £21.50
MM106 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £21.50
MM106 rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £34.50 Sold-out
M25 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £21.50
M25 rootstock 2 year Standard (Very vigorous) £34.50
M25 rootstock 2 year Straight Leader (Very vigorous) £34.50

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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.

Characteristics of Holstein apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Jan
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitSpreading
Disease resistanceMildew - Susceptible
Canker - Susceptible
Scab - Very resistant
Suitable forLate Frost
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin