Fiesta is a cross between Cox's Orange
Pippin and Idared, introduced in 1972, from Kent in England. Bred by the East Malling Research
Station, they have attempted to get the taste of the Cox but with good disease
resistance. We can assure you that they have succeeded!
The Cox taste is clearly there and they are great trees for the amateur. Good crops
from a tree that suffers from very few pests and disease.
GardenAction recommend this variety wholeheartedly both for the experienced and
inexperienced gardener. The apples themselves are an attractive mix of red and orange /
green, they look exactly how a good apple should.
Fiesta tastes sweet with a nice amount
of acidity. It's one of the crispest apples around with the flesh being pure white and very
juicy. Stored correctly, it will keep for a month or two retaining much of its crispness.
It flowers slightly later in the year than many other apple varieties, making it a good choice for both cooler and
slightly warmer areas. The tree produces lots of medium to large sized apples. If you like
apples on the large size then thin Fiesta apples as they form and you can end up with fewer
but much larger apples.
We can testify to their disease resistance first hand. Our tree on the allotment was
surrounded by neighbours' trees which suffered from scab and mildew. But our Fiesta tree grew
strongly throughout the year completely unaffected, to produce excellent apples.
If you want to buy the Fiesta apple tree online then
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of this tree.
Sweet and very juicy
Pure white and crisp
Middle to late season
October to January