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Elstar Mini Patio Apple Trees

Malus domestica 'Elstar'Feefo logo

The details

  • Only sold as a mini patio tree
  • Eating: Intense, honey sweet flavour
  • Spur bearer
  • Self sterile. Pollinator
  • Pollination Group C
  • Harvesting: Late October.
  • Stores until the end of the year
  • Pot grown. Year round delivery
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
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Patio Tree
4 +
£ 39.99


Elstar Mini Patio Apple Trees: Eating

Intense, honey sweet flavour with a tangy tartness when fresh that mellows after about three weeks off the tree. The bite is medium-crisp, and the white flesh is very juicy. Good for apple sauce.
A reliable, heavy cropping tree that definitely needs thinning to avoid a biennial cropping habit. 

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


  • Only sold as a mini patio tree
  • Eating: Intense, honey sweet flavour
  • Spur bearer
  • Self sterile.
  • Pollinator
  • Pollination Group C
  • Harvesting: Late October.
  • Stores until the end of the year
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

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

Pollination Partners for Elstar

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

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. Somewhat susceptible to fire blight.

Did You Know? 

Known variously around the world as Luster, Lustre Elstar, Valstar, or Elton (not Elton Beauty, which is a British apple that was bred around the same time). It was bred by Dr. Tijs Visser between 1955 and 1963 at the Dutch Institut für Gärtnerische Pflanzenzüchtung, and introduced commercially in 1972.
Its parents are Golden Delicious (seed) and Ingrid Marie (pollen), and it is one parent of Santana.

Apple Tree Delivery Shapes:

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

Planting Instructions

Notes on planting Elstar:
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.

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.

What to expect

Bareroot plants


Bareroot plants have no soil around the roots. They are light, easy to carry and plant.

Perfect for Winter

The ground tends to be wet in winter, ideal for planting bareroot plants.

Value for money

You pay less for the same size bareroot plants, compared to potted.


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