- Very crisp apple with an intense, honeyed flavour
- Perfect for eating fresh or cooking. Particularly good for apple sauces
- Bred in the Netherlands back in the 1950's, Elstar is popular for its reliable, large crops
- Late harvest - Oct-Nov. Keeps until the end of the year
- RHS Award Winning
- Not self fertile - Pollination Group 3 Requires pollination by another apple tree within a mile's radius. They need to flower at the same time. Apples in the same pollination group, or one either side, can pollinate each other. In built up areas it is unlikely that there won't be a suitable pollination partner within a mileMORE
- M26 Rootstock - Max size H3m x W3m
- MM106 Rootstock - Max size H4m x W4m Rootstocks restrict the size of a tree to make it more suited for an average gardenMORE
- Our potted trees are supplied in EcoPots™. Eco pots use 70% less plastic and are fully recyclable, unlike normal single use pots. They flex and so produce less root spiralling and travel better in the post.MORE
- Our trees are usually between 18 and 36 months old at the time of dispatch.
- Our trees are professionally pruned before dispatching. This formative pruning can involve cutting the main leader, if the expert tree growers decide this will produce a better shaped tree. This can stop the tree becoming "leggy", and promote stronger, bushier growth.MORE
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Water in well when planting - read on for ongoing care
Water in thoroughly when planting. For bare root trees, you won't need to water regularly going forward, oly water in dry spells when needed. You should be able tell because the leaves will start to wilt and droop. If a container grown tree, it will need more watering until its roots are established. It should be watered every other day or so for the first few months. Then reduce to twice a week until autumn. In the second year it should have a established enough root system to support itself, just water when required as explained above for bare roots. When watering a tree it is important to give a good soaking. It is better to water heavy and less frequently than little and often as this encourages the roots to grow down into the ground.MORE
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