This is a classic English-raised Apple, from EMRS in Kent in the 1960’s and introduced in 1986. One of the best garden varieties. It is a James Grieve x Golden Delicious cross.
Falstaff Apple tree – Season:
Harvest early-mid October, stores until Christmas.
Falstaff Apple - appearance:
Medium sized, golden yellow when ripe with pretty red stripes.
Falstaff apple trees – flavour:
Sweet but clean and crisply refreshing with plenty of juice. Good texture, never soggy or mealy.
A dessert apple, has also been used for juicing.
Cropping & Growth
A very good tree, medium growth, healthy, hardy, produces good crops of high quality fruit.
Falstaff - Pollination: Partly self fertile; ‘B’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Some good varieties to go with Falstaff are listed below:
Cox's Orange Pippin
Tree sizes for Falstaff apple trees:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.