Apple - family
Apple Fiesta / Queen Cox / Falstaff
Common Name: Apple - family
Cultivar: Fiesta / Queen Cox / Falstaff
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 3.00 m (300 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 3.00 m (300 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Colour: Green||Flowering Period: April & May|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
- Ultimate size on M26 rootstock: 3 x 3m (10 x 10ft)
- Other features: delicious dessert apples
- Pollination Group: B - flowering mid season
These great 'family' trees have three diiferent varieties of dessert apples grafted onto one rootstock so are perfect for smaller gardens where it may be difficult to find space for pollinating partners. Needless to say come the autumn it will be a real treat to enjoy a selection of tasty apples that you have grown yourself. This tree bears the following varieties:
'Queen Cox' - this is regarded by most as one of the best eating apples. They have a superb flavour and aroma with crisp and juicy flesh. Ready to harvest in September.
'Falstaff' - masses of pure white cup-shaped flowers in mid and late spring followed by crisp juicy red-flushed dessert apples which should be harvested in October. The fruits store well until the following March.
'Fiesta' - another new variety that is also known as 'Red Pippin'. It has been bred from 'Cox' so has many of its good features without any of the problems. Ready to Harvest in October.
- Garden care: Keep the base of the tree weed free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot dry spells. Remove damaged or crossing branches during the dormant season.
- Pollination Information: As these trees are made up of several different varieties that can cross pollinate freely, you will not need another pollinating partner.
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