Elstar apple trees are one of Europe's most popular apples a decade ago. The Elstar apple tree was developed in Holland in 1955, a cross between Golden Delicious and Ingrid Marie. Elstar apple typically has red stripes over yellow, large fruit with firm (crisp, but not hard) lemon-white flesh. It may be used for cooking and is especially good for making apple sauce. In general, however, Elstar apples are used in desserts due to its sweet character. As with most late season apples, flavor is enhanced with three to four weeks of storage. Reminiscent of Cox's Orange Pippin. Does great in cooler summer locations. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Elstar apple trees for sale.
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Holland 1955
Disease resistance: Good
Storage: 3 months or more
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.