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 Falstaff 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.
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 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