Apistar 

Due to vagaries of nature this apple variety has fruits with five edges which look like a star. They do not only have a good taste but are also perfectly suitable for decoration purposes. They ripen in October and are easy to store - for example to be used as christmas star apple. The ancestor 'Apistars' was already  known in Roman times and is one of the oldest varieties in Switzerland.

Growth:

moderate growth

Blossom:

medium-early, low susceptibility to frost, good pollinator: 'James Grieve Super Compact', 'Idared', 'Mairac®', 'Maigold', 'Karneval', 'Arlet'.

Ripeness:

October

Appearance:

star shaped, yellow fruits with orange cheeks

Quality:

firm, white flesh

Taste:

low acidity, harmonious spiciness

Crop yield:

early onsetting, to obtain regular yields thinning is recommended

Special notes:

extraordinary collector's variety for house gardens which especially convinces by its attractive fruits