This Falstaff 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.
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 miniature 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 suggestions are as follows:
Cox's Orange Pippin