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Maltster apple

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

Maltster identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 31 Oct 2009  Andrea,  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.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1830
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1168
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1946-042


  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid

Where to buy fresh fruit

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