Elstar

The Elstar’s peel is usually a bit russeted and therefore creates light friction on the tongue. On the inside, its moderately firm pulp is pleasing, with agreeable sweet-tartness. Its ripe, fruity notes remind one of pears, citrus fruits and honey; the finish has a slight greenish aroma.

Andreas Tauber abaout the Elstar

Starting in August, the summer variety Elstar – like the variety Gala – is harvested very early in South Tyrol. The sweet-and-sour flavour makes Elstar especially popular in Germany. It can be used for apple juice, apple strudel, apple sauce and as dried fruit.
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Avaibility

August to end of February
Elstar
apfellasagnegorgonzolacreme 
 
Apple lasagne with Gorgonzola cream sauce
> 1h medium
suedtirolerapfelcrostinimitschuettelbrotspeck 
 
Apple crostini with Schüttelbrot and Speck
< 1h easy

South Tyrolean apple varieties

  • Idared
    Idared
  • Elstar
    Elstar
  • Fuji
    Fuji
  • Braeburn
    Braeburn
  • Jonagold
    Jonagold
  • Gala
    Gala
  • Kanzi®
    Kanzi®
  • Rubens®
    Rubens®
  • Modi®
    Modi®
  • Golden Delicious
    Golden Delicious
  • Winesap
    Winesap
  • Granny Smith
    Granny Smith
  • Red Delicious
    Red Delicious
  • Morgenduft
    Morgenduft
  • Pink Lady®
    Pink Lady®
  • Pinova
    Pinova
  • Topaz
    Topaz
  • Jazz
    Jazz