Grown to be the ideal size for growing in a pot on your patio, whilst still delivering a scrumptious crop of delicious apples, Patio 'Elstar' is an excellent choice if space is limited.
A versatile variety that is delicious and juicy eaten straight from the tree and this apple's honeyed sweetness balanced with acidic notes means it is also a great choice for cooking – superb in cakes and desserts and makes a great apple sauce! Producing medium-sized dessert apples, greenish-yellow at the base and flushing to an attractive red at the top, 'Elstar' are satisfying to bite into, their lemon-white flesh being crunchy but not too crisp. And, of course, they are bursting with juicy flavour when it's time to pick them in October.
By experty grafting to the M9 rootstock 20-30cm above soil level, we've been able to further restrict the already dwarfing habit to produce a wonderful yet productive patio tree. 'Elstar' is self-sterile, to it'll another apple tree nearby to pollinate it, either in your own garden or someone else's – not a problem with so many people now growing their own fruit and vegetables!
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, harvesting for many years to come.
Supplied as an established tree, 90-110cm (3ft) tall grown on an M9 dwarfing rootstock in a 5L pot, growing to a height and spread of 1.5m (5ft).