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Holstein



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

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £23.50
MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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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

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourAromatic
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Jan
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
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