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Maltster apple

A 19th century dual-purpose variety, with a very modern red-streaked appearance

USDA identification images for Maltster

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 31 Oct 2009  ROSS-ON-WYE, United Kingdom
      I have an appletree in my garden with 3 varieties, 2 eaters and what I believe to be Malster. It stores fantastically especially when picked early, makes good pies and cooks down to puree. Lovely!

    Tree register

    We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Maltster tree you can register it here.


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Unknown
    • Originates from: England, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1830
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1946-042


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)

    Where to buy fresh fruit

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