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Curltail Apple

Malus domestica
An old English dual purpose apple with a distinctive curled fleshy stalk.

Origin: Surrey UK 1872

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

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Curltail Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Curltail

First recorded in England in 1872. So called because the king fruits have a fleshy stalk which curls round like a tail.

Medium sized fruit, flat-round, irregular, distinctly ribbed at the base. The numerous king fruits are round with a fleshy curved stalk. Bright green becoming clear yellow with an occasional slight red flush when fully ripe. The skin is smooth and slightly greasy. The flesh is white, tinged green, lacking flavour. A dual purpose apple. Cooks to a sweet puree.

A very vigorous tree. Inclined to be tip-bearing.



Main characteristics of Curltail

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Sep-Nov

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Partial tip-bearer

Pollination date  17
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Other names  Curl Tail