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Red Apple Tree

Red Apple Tree (Elstar)

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Red Apple Tree - Description

  • Bare Root Apple Tree
  • Malus Domestica 'Elstar'
  • Parentage: Golden Delicious x Ingrid Marie
  • Introduced in 1972
  • Type: Red Apple
  • Suitable For Cooking & Eating
  • For Cider Production: Sharp
  • Rootstock: M9 (AKA Dwarf Root-Stock)
  • Form: Bare Root Plant
  • Bare Root Plant Size
    • Height: 4-5ft (125-150cm)
    • Girth: 10cm
  • Spacing Distance: 2.5 - 3m Apart

Delivery - Important Note - Please Read

  • We can only deliver orders of this product by Fastway couriers
  • Please do not choose DPD as your courier for orders containing this item

Red Apple Tree - Characteristics

  • Final Height: 2 - 3m
  • Suited to central leader pruning or cordons
  • Fruits: Large, round, bright red fruits, Good eating qualities (Juicy & crisp)
  • Skin colour: Bright red
  • Flesh colour: Cream / white
  • Growth rate: Fast growing & with big yields
  • Flowering: Spring flowering
  • Harvest: September
  • Fruiting: Requires a long growing season to ripen
  • Very hardy tree

Red Apple Tree - Pollinators

  • Elstar is in flowering group 3
  • It can pollinate / be pollinated by groups 2,3 & 4
  • It is also self-fertile & will pollinate itself
  • Apple varieties in group 2,3 & 4 include
    • Granny Smith
    • Cox Pippin
    • Elstar
    • Irish Peach
    • Dabinett (Cider)
    • Monarch

M9 Rootstock - Advantages

  • A very popular root-stock
  • Commonly used in apple production
  • Suitable for small gardens
  • Ensures trees don't grow too large
  • Ensures tree is suited to all soil types
  • Fruiting starts after 2 years
  • Encourages better fruiting & more yields

Red Apple Tree - Planting Instructions

Planting Time

  • Plant as soon as possible
  • Bare root planting season is October to March
  • Do not plant in frozen ground

Positioning Trees

  • Plant in full sun, at least 6 hours of sun each day
  • Avoid shaded, exposed areas & frost pockets
  • South east facing slope is best
  • Prepare planting hole adding farm yard manure
  • Spread roots and ensure plant's root ball is at the right depth

Orchard Planting

  • Spacing between trees: 2.5 - 3m
  • Planting: Plant orchard along a north - south axis
  • This avoids shading & maximises sunlight to plants
  • Stake trees prior to planting

After Care

  • Water bare roots before planting - soak for 10 minutes
  • Water again after planting
  • If dry weather persists, water every 2 days
  • Weeding is also essential - especially bind weed which can quickly smoother a young tree
  • After 2 years, check the tree stakes to ensure they are not too tight around the tree
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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (3-5 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-3 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (2-3 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

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  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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