Holstein Apple trees


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Holstein Apple trees
A variety for the enthusiast, very much a form of Cox with the same superb flavour, fruits will store.

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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:

Herefordshire Russet





Arthur Turner

Carlisle Codlin

Bakers Delicious

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.


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