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Starking



Origin: USA, 1870

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

Starking apple trees produced to special order

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

  • CG-1Starking tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Starking tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Starking tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Starking tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Starking 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).

Characteristics of Starking apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Disease resistanceCanker - Susceptible
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageRed Delicious
ProgenyJupiter