Delcorf Mini Patio Apple TreeDelcorf Mini Patio Apple Tree

Delcorf Mini Patio Apple Trees

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The details

  • Only sold as a mini patio tree
  • AKA  Delbarestivale / Delba
  • Eating: Medium crispness, juicy, very sweet & aromatic
  • Spur bearer
  • Self sterile. Pollinator
  • Pollination Group C
  • Harvesting: Late September.
  • Pot grown. Year round delivery
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
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Delcorf / Delbarestivale Mini Patio Apple Trees: Eating

This popular, mid-season eating apple is seriously sweet, with a complex, fruity, aromatic flavour that hints at berries and anise, and the bite is "medium crisp".
It ripens in late September, stores for about 4-5 weeks, and juices well. It has great blossom that starts off pink and matures to white, with plenty of nectar to share with the bees.

Browse our range of apple trees or all our fruit trees.


  • Only sold as a mini patio tree with very low vigour
  • AKA  Delbarestivale / Delba
  • Eating: Medium crispness, juicy, very sweet & aromatic
  • Spur bearer
  • Self sterile.
  • Pollinator
  • Pollination Group C
  • Harvesting: Late September.
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators

Wonder Trees are an innovative type of miniature patio fruit tree. Delcorf uses a M9 rootstock with a high graft to control their vigor.

Pollination Partners for Delcorf

Your trees are self sterile and their flowers must be pollinated to make fruit.
Delcorf is in pollination Group C.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups B, C & D.

Use our Fruit Pollination Checker to quickly find pollination partners, or read our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination to learn more.

Disease notes:
Disease susceptibility: Scab, Mildew.

Did You Know? 

Raised in the 1950-60s by Georges Delbard of Pépinieres Delbard, Malicorne, France, from Golden Delicious and Starks Jonagrimes. It has been popular in the UK since 1974, after the National Fruit Trials (then run by Brogdale Farm) gave it a glowing review. 

It is also known as Delbarestivale (Delba for short), Delcorf Estivale, Estivale, and Monidel.

Apple Tree Delivery Shapes:

Delcorf is only sold as a dwarf, mini patio tree.

Planting Instructions

Notes on planting Delcorf:
All fruit trees like a rich soil with decent drainage, protection from the wind and plenty of sun. Apple trees like clay soil, as long as it is not prone to bad waterlogging.
It is not recommended for organic growers in the more humid West and South of Britain, where scab is more common.

Prepare your site before planting:
Improving the soil in advance of planting your apple trees will help them establish quickly and be productive for years to come. After you have destroyed all the weeds and grass (use Neudorff WeedFree Plus weed-killer for tough weeds), you can dig the soil over. Remove any stones and rubbish and mix in well rotted compost or manure down to the depth of about 2 spades.
You can do this on planting day, but when you do it weeks or months in advance, you will give the soil time to settle again.

Remember to water establishing apple trees during dry weather for at least a year after planting.

Apple Tree Planting Accessories:
We recommend using mycorrhizal "friendly fungi" on the roots of all new trees, especially if your soil is poorly fertile.

After you plant an apple tree, the most important thing to do is water it in dry weather and weed around it. Both of these will be necessary for at least a year after planting. We recommend using a mulch mat as well.

The best tip for helping your tree to establish and quickly become mature and productive is to remove all the fruit that it produces in the first year after planting, as soon as the flowers fade. This will give the tree a chance to develop its roots, which are the foundation of the tree's strength, and sturdy branches that can bear the weight of a heavy crop without snapping.

Hygiene & Diseases:
Dead, damaged or diseased wood can be pruned off as soon as it appears.
Disinfect your pruning tools between every cut if there is any sign of disease.
Burn or dispose of any diseased material, do not compost it.