Apple - Hibernal

Hibernal Apple

Malus domestica
A large sharp cooking apple still grown in parts of America.

Origin: Russia 1880

Pollination:  Hibernal is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Hibernal Apple Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Hibernal

Originated before 1880 in Russia or possibly the USA. It was favoured for growing in Northern USA, where it was also used as rootstock, because of its hardiness. Still grown in North Dakota. Large round-conical fruit. Greenish-yellow skin with a red flush. Crisp, juicy, yellow flesh. Sharp flavour cooking to a lemon coloured puree. Good for drying. Very hardy vigorous tree.



Main characteristics of Hibernal

Use Culinary
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Early Sep
Season of use  Sep-Oct

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  6
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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