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Chelmsford Wonder

Once a widely grown and popular cooking apple.

Origin: Essex UK, 1870

Pollination: Chelmsford Wonder is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Chelmsford Wonder apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Chelmsford Wonder

Raised by a mechanic living near Chelmsford, Essex c 1870. Introduced by the nurseryman William Saltmarsh in 1890. Received RHS First Class Certificate and Award of Merit in 1891. Formerly grown in the UK. Large, slightly flattened, round fruit. Colourful with a pinky orange flush over a yellow skin. Pale cream flesh cooking to a sharp, well flavoured, cream coloured puree. Soft and juicy when baked. Keeps well.

Characteristics of Chelmsford Wonder apple trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners