This Elstar tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting.
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 miniature M27 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 varieties to pollinate with Elstar are given here:
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