Elstar cordon Apple trees
Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon Elstar is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Elstar is a Dutch raised variety, from a cross between Ingrid Marie and Golden Delicious. Deserves wider appreciaiton, a very good garden apple tree with a lovely flavour and attractive presentation.
Elstar cordon apple trees – flavour:
Delicious. Sweet and honeyed but not too syrupy with a gentle underlying acidity. Plenty of juice, good crisp texture but too firm.
Elstar Apple tree – Season:
Elstar can be enjoyed from October to January.
Elstar Apple - appearance:
Medium sized mostly conical in shape, brilliant sunny yellow with a broad red flush. Often almost too good to eat.
A dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
Medium vigour, hardy and easy to grow and usually very productive.
Elstar - Pollination: ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Some good suggested varieties are given here:
Cox's orange Pippin