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Apple 'Red Falstaff'

Malus domestica

Hardy Tree

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Crunchy, juicy, red skinned fruit are produced on dwarf trees grafted onto dwarfing M27 rootstock. This heavy cropping variety has good resistance to scab. The delicious dessert apples can be harvested in October and store well for a couple of months. Apple 'Red Falstaff' is self-fertile and low maintenance; perfect for growing in large containers on the patio. Height: 1.8m (5',9”). Spread: 1.5m (4',9”). Rootstock: M27.

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 4 years.


Useful links:

How to grow fruit treesFruit rootstock guide


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden, wildlife gardens
Flowering Period:
April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 root wrap tree

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    • Despatch: By end of December 2014
    • £34.99
Plant patio fruit trees in 60cm (2') diameter containers using a good quality compost such as John innes No.3. Alternatively plant them in any well drained soil in a sheltered sunny position. Plant fruit trees at their original soil level, firm them into the ground and water well.

Feed and water containerised plants regularly. Pruning apple trees begins immediately after planting. Remove the central stem to just above the highest side branch. For the following 3 years, prune only the tips of the remaining main branches by one third in winter. Aim for about six main branches which will form the frame of your tree, with fruiting sub branches growing off of them. From the fourth year, some sub branches can be pruned out at the union where they join the main branch, to allow new sub branches to take their place.


In order to produce the best quality, largest apples, the fruits should be thinned in July leaving two apples remaining per cluster.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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Reviews
  1. Excellent apple tree

    By Savvas Neophytou 06-10-2010

    Have planted this in a fruit cage at the allotment and even in the first year after planting, it bore fruit. Clearly needs supporting and for all dwarf trees weeding around the base is essential but so far so good and having just tasted the first fruit, I would have to say yummy! Crunchy, clean flavour and very tasty! Probably a mid/late-season apple

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