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 Falstaff cordon is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.
Falstaff - this 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 cordon 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 suggested varieties to go with Falstaff are listed as follows:
Cox's Orange Pippin