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Valstar(R) Elstar Apple

Valstar(R) Elstar Apple

Valstar™ Elstar Apple

Malus domestica 'Lustre Elstar'

Valstar™ is an improved red strain of Elstar, which is popular in Europe. The fruit ripens late in the summer and has excellent sweet-tart flavor. It is medium sized and keeps well. The fruit is mostly red striped over a golden background color.

Valstar™ Elstar Apple Pricing

Item # Description Price
2859 Valstar(TM)(Red Lustre Elstar) Apple - OUT OF STOCK FOR THE SEASON $0.00 Add Add to Cart


12-15 Feet



10-12 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8


Malus domestica 'Lustre Elstar'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Valstar™ is very vigorous, but an early producer. Not quite as productive as most apples. It harvests rather early, but its flavor will improve by holding it and letting it "mellow" for a couple weeks. The foliage tends to hang on the trees well into the winter.


A Little History about Valstar™ Elstar Apple

Valstar™ is an improved red sport introduced from France of Elstar, which was bred in the Netherlands in 1955 and became a very popular in Europe, where sweet-tart apples are the norm.

Malus domestica 'Lustre Elstar' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Pollinizer needed
Tends to crop lightly
Early blooming
Fruit Characteristics
Medium size fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Spreading habit
Harvest Period
Late summer
Other Attributes
Very crisp
Very juicy
Complex flavor
Keeps well
Somewhat tart
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Winter hardy
Skill Required
Above average skill
Good for sauce
Canning or freezing
Juice or Cider
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies