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Catshead Step-Over

This is a majestic apple - large dense dark green apple with flattish sides. Often a little red develops on the sunny side. White flesh. Known in England as far back as the 1600's. Good eaten fresh but comes into itself as a cooker (a costard) that develops a wonderful spicy flavoured pulp.

Important note on size. All my stepovers didnt make sufficient growth, and as such are sold as "small". In the paddock most got up to mid thigh (when in leaf!) and should do just fine. They've been discounted accordingly.

As we grow it on other rootstocks, be sure that you want it as a Step-over.


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$25.00

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  • Small

Specifications

Ripening Time June - July
Fertility Needs a pollinator (produces viable pollen)
Growth Habit Can be espaliered as a step-over and kept to 0.5m -1m. Free standing tree grows to around 1 -1.5m tall.
Rootstock Extra-dwarfing rootstock
Chill Tolerance Normal chill
Plant Sizes Normal: approx 70-130cm bare rooted; Small: approx 50-70cm bare rooted

Pollination Guide

  • Pollination is far simpler than most people think. Generally, unless self fertile simply get 2 or more different varieties in the same group (eg pears) to ensure adequate pollination. A more comprehensive explanation can be found in our Pollination Guide
  • More information on Espaliering
  • More information in our Articles and on planting and pruning.
  • Answers to Common Questions.

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Catshead Step-Over

Catshead Step-Over

This is a majestic apple - large dense dark green apple with flattish sides. Often a little red develops on the sunny side. White flesh. Known in England as far back as the 1600's. Good eaten fresh but comes into itself as a cooker (a costard) that develops a wonderful spicy flavoured pulp.