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Cheddar Cross



An apple with a sharp savoury flavour with a hint of fennel.

Origin: Bristol UK, 1916

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

Cheddar Cross 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 Cheddar Cross

Raised from Allington Pippin x Star of Devon by G T Spinks at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol, UK 1916. Itroduced 1949. Medium sized, flat-round fruit. Dark pink flush and stripes over a cream coloured skin. Crisp, juicy, yellow flesh. Quite sharp tasting sometimes developing a trace of fennel flavour.

Characteristics of Cheddar Cross apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Aug/Early Sep
Season of useAug-Sept
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Disease resistanceScab - Very resistant
Suitable forWet Regions
Pollination date8
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageAllington Pippin
Star of Devon