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Hereford Cross



A sharp flavoured red early season apple.

Origin: Bristol UK, 1913

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

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

Hereford Cross was raised in 1913 by G T Spinks at Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol. A Cox’s Orange Pippin cross. A smooth skinned apple, flushed dark maroon and streaked. Cream flesh, crisp and rather sharp tasting.

Characteristics of Hereford Cross apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRed
FlavourRich
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Aug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin