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Cheddar Cross Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Cheddar Cross 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 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.



Main characteristics of Cheddar Cross

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Aug/Early Sep
Season of use  Aug-Sept

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Disease resistance  Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Wet Regions

Pollination date  8
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Allington PippinStar of Devon