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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.

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


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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.