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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 it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

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). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

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