Red Falstaff is a reliable, very heavy cropping dessert apple. It keeps well, and it is self-fertile (no pollinator required). The apple is crunch and juicy, with a refreshing balance of acidity and sweetness. The apples are ready in September/October and can be stored until January.
Red Falstaff is the outcome of a naturally-occurring genetic mutation or “sport” of the variety Falstaff, which was introduced in 1971 by the East Malling Research Station, a cross between James Grieve and Golden Delicious. The new mutant was discovered in Norfolk, UK, in 1983, and it was introduced commercially in 1985. Red Falstaff has a redder skin than Falstaff.