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Star of Devon



An attractive late apple with quite a sharp flavour.

Origin: Devon UK, 1905

Pollination: Star of Devon is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Star of Devon apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Star of Devon tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Star of Devon tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Star of Devon tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Star of Devon tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Star of Devon tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

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).

History and description of Star of Devon

Raised by J Garland at Broadclyst, Devon, UK and introduced by the nurseryman George Pyne of Topsham, Devon. It won the RHS Award of Merit in 1905.

Small to medium sized round conical, slightly ribbed fruit. Pretty with a smooth skin and bold red stripes and flush over a pale greenish yellow background. Soft, juicy white flesh. Quite sharp refreshing taste.

Characteristics of Star of Devon apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyCheddar Cross
Plymouth Cross