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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 we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Cheddar Cross tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Cheddar Cross tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Cheddar Cross tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Cheddar Cross tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Cheddar Cross tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

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).

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