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Chips



An early season dual purpose apple which keeps its shape when cooked.

Origin: Kent UK, 1867

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

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

Chips apple was raised in about 1867 by Mr Sturgeon probably in Kent, UK. Smooth flushed skin. Can be dull with poor colouring. Crisp flesh with with some astringency. Keeps its shape when cooked.

Characteristics of Chips apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourFlushed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeAug/Sep
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Special featuresCooked Keeps Shape
Pollination date8
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners