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Elstar Apple Scionwood (Spring 2022)


A popular dessert apple from the Netherlands. Also known as Lustre Elstar.

A precocious and productive tree that needs diligent thinning to maintain annual production, Elstar can be difficult to grow in the continental summers of the central United States, but it thrives in the Pacific Northwest and coastal areas of the Northeast. This tree is susceptible to scab, mildew, and fireblight.

Ripening mid-season, the apple is medium to large, mottled and striped with red over a yellow background, and slightly russeted at the stem. The creamy-white flesh is crisp and fine grained, with the honeyed sweetness of its mother, Golden Delicious. The other parent of Elstar is Ingrid Marie, which is a Cox's offspring, and from this side of the family Elstar gets its luscious sweet-tart complexity. Tasters find notes of pear and melon. Elstar is a high-quality dessert apple that is also recommended for sauce, juice, and baking. It will keep well in storage for two-three months. This is one of the best!

Elstar was bred in the Netherlands in 1955 and introduced to the United States in 1975. It remains a popular commercial apple in continental Europe. In 1993 it was granted the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Elstar Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$13.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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A precocious and productive tree that needs diligent thinning to maintain annual production, Elstar can be difficult to grow in the continental summers of the central United States, but it thrives in the Pacific Northwest and coastal areas of the Northeast. This tree is susceptible to scab, mildew, and fireblight.

Ripening mid-season, the apple is medium to large, mottled and striped with red over a yellow background, and slightly russeted at the stem. The creamy-white flesh is crisp and fine grained, with the honeyed sweetness of its mother, Golden Delicious. The other parent of Elstar is Ingrid Marie, which is a Cox's offspring, and from this side of the family Elstar gets its luscious sweet-tart complexity. Tasters find notes of pear and melon. Elstar is a high-quality dessert apple that is also recommended for sauce, juice, and baking. It will keep well in storage for two-three months. This is one of the best!

Elstar was bred in the Netherlands in 1955 and introduced to the United States in 1975. It remains a popular commercial apple in continental Europe. In 1993 it was granted the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, baking, jelly, sauce
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: cream

Fruit Origins

Parentage: Golden Delicious x Ingrid Marie
Origin: Netherlands
Introduced in: 1955
Introduced by: Dr. T. Visser

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 1000
Ripening date: Sep 01 (approximate, in New York State) 14 days before McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Susceptible
Fireblight: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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