Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’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 stepover 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. Here are some suggested varieties:
Cox's Orange Pippin