Apple - Hereford Cross

Hereford Cross Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Hereford 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 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.



Main characteristics of Hereford Cross

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Rich
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Cox's Orange Pippin