Are Elstar apples good for eating?

They are delicious, especially straight out of the fridge. It is true, they have the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity and a lovely flavour and crispness. I was introduced to the Elstar several years ago at a small orchard on Greenbluff in Washington state. It is now my favorite apple for eating and cooking.

What are Elstar apples good for?

The flesh is white, and has a soft, crispy texture. It may be used for cooking and is especially good for making apple sauce. In general, however, it is used in desserts due to its sweet flavour….Elstar.

Malus domestica ‘Elstar’
Hybrid parentage ‘Ingrid Marie’ × ‘Golden Delicious’
Cultivar ‘Elstar’
Origin The Netherlands 1950s

What kind of apple is Elstar?

‘Elstar’ is an apple tree with pale-pink flowers in spring, followed by flavourful fruit from late autumn. This apple cultivar ‘Elstar’ is the result of a cross between ‘Golden Delicious’ and ‘Ingrid Marie’.

What does a Elstar apple taste like?

Elstar is an large, fragrant all-purpose apple for eating fresh or for cooking with. The skin is yellow, covered by orange-red blushes. The flesh is a firm, yellowish white, crunchy but not as crisp as other apples. The taste is sweet with a bit of a sour tang to it.

Is elstar self pollinating?

Your Elstar apple tree is in flowering group 3. It is not self-fertile and needs a pollination partner of a different variety nearby. (Most white-blossom crab-apples will also be good pollinators for this variety).

Can different types of apple trees cross pollinate?

All varieties of apple trees require some cross-pollination for fruit set. Even though some varieties are listed as self-fruitful, they will set fruit more heavily and more regularly if they are cross-pollinated.

Is Malus domestica self pollinating?

This plant is in pollination group 2, it is reasonably self-fertile but will fruit better with a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 1, 2 or 3 (listed below).

Will an apple tree pollinate a pear tree?

An apple tree cannot pollinate a pear tree, or any other non-apple tree for that matter. Pollination in plants is just like sexual reproduction in animals: the species need to be the same for pollination or offspring to occur.

Can I pollinate my apple tree?

While some fruiting trees are self-fruitful or self-pollinating, apple tree pollination requires cross varieties of apples to facilitate cross pollination of apple trees. Cross pollination of apple trees must occur at bloom time wherein the pollen is transferred from the male part of the flower to the female part.