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Elstar Apple

Elstar Apple

Elstar Apple
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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.

The tree tends to bear fruit every other year.

Red Elstar

Red Elstar is a variant of Elstar. It is almost completely red, with just a patch of yellow.

Elstar red mutation

Elstar red mutation
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Cooking Tips

Makes good apple sauce.

Storage Hints

Less tart after 4 to 6 weeks in storage.

History Notes

Originated in Holland in the 1950s from a cross between Golden Delicious and Ingrid Marie (from Cox's Orange Pippin). Introduced into North America in 1972.

See also:

Sauce Apples

Alexander Apples; Almata Apples; Arkansas Black Apple; Arthur Turner Apples; Ashmead's Kernel; Astrachan Apples; Ballyfatten Apple; Ben Davis Apples; Blenheim Orange Apple; Braeburn Apple; Cameo Apples; Crawley Beauty Apples; Crimson Beauty Apples; Criterion Apple; Dakota Gold Apples; Early Harvest Apples; Early Red Bird; Elstar Apple; Fallawater Apples; Freedom Apples; Gloria Mundi Apples; Golden Delicious Apples; Golden Noble Apples; Golden Sweet Apples; Goodland Apples; Gravenstein Apples; Grenadier Apples; King's Acre Pippin Apples; Liberty Apples; Lodi Apple; Lubsk Queen Apples; Mantet Apples; Monarch Apples; Nittany Apples; Orin Apples; Parmer Apples; Paula Red Apple; Peasgood Nonsuch Apples; Pettingill Apples; Pink Lady Apple; Pink Pearl Apples; Rhode Island Greening Apples; Rusty Coat Apples; Sauce Apples; Sayaka Apples; Skinner's Seedling Apples; Spartan Apples; Sweet Sixteen Apples; Tydeman's Red Apples; Wagener Apple; Westfield Seek-No-Further Apple; Winesap Apples; Winter Red Flesh Apples; Wolf River Apples; Yellow Bellflower Apples; Yellow Transparent Apples; York Imperial Apple; Zestar Apples

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Oulton, Randal. "Elstar Apple." CooksInfo.com. Published 29 January 2004; revised 27 May 2009. Web. Accessed 06/21/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/elstar-apple>.

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