Believed to be a Cox’s Orange seedling Germany 1918. Widely celebrated amongst enthusiasts for it’s flavour.
Holstein Apple tree – Season:
For late September picking and subsequent use through to December.
Holstein Apple - appearance:
Like a large Cox’s. Borad red-orange flush and stripes over a green gold background, a small amount of russet may be present.
Holstein apple trees – flavour:
A magnificent rich and complex flavour, very much like it’s parent and a handsome large apple, but flesh can be a little coarsely textured.
For use as a dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
Vivorous and spreading. Unfortunately performance is as unreliable as it’s parent.
Holstein - Pollination: A triploid variety that needs two other trees to pollinate well. Here are some good suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Holstein 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.