Malus domestica Elstar, is a variety of early apple tree.
The Elstar Apple tree or Malus domestica Elstar is a vigorous and hardy apple tree variety, resistant to frost up to -20 ° C. It's a cross between '' golden delicious '' & '' ingrid marie ''. It has an upright habit, low stem, with an average development adapted to small spaces. The proposed fruit tree is grafted on a MM111 rootstock. It will reach about 2 to 3 meters in height as an adult. Elstar Apple tree is very productive. Early, the Elstar apple is one of the first apples of the year. Picked well firm, you can store them for several months in a cool and well ventilated place.
The flowering of the Malus domestica Elstar takes place in April, it is then covered with pretty bunches of small white-pink flowers. The fruits are ripe end of August, beginning of September. The medium-sized Elstar apple is yellow in color with a red streak and a very fine skin. Its flesh, crisp and juicy, is very fragrant. You will appreciate its slightly acidic sweetness. Excellent table apples, you will also use them in cooking for your compotes and pastries.
The Elstar apple tree is planted in a light, fresh and well-drained soil. He enjoys the sun but fears the heat.
Good pollinator, Malus domestica Elstar little autofertile also requires the presence of other varieties of apple (Gala, Reine des Reinettes, Granny Smith ...) to ensure pollination.