Apple - Chivers Delight

Chivers Delight Apple

Malus domestica
A very good crisp sweet dessert apple which keeps very well.

Origin: Cambridgeshire UK 1920

Pollination:  Chivers Delight is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Chivers Delight Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
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 Chivers Delight

Raised by Mr Chivers of Chivers Farm, Histon, Cambridgeshire, UK c1920. Grown on a very small scale in the UK. Medium sized, flat-round fruit. Red flush over greenish yellow skin ripening to golden yellow. Crisp, juicy, sweet, creamy white flesh. Flavour can be variable but at its best is very good and well balanced. Stores very well keeping its texture and crispness. Susceptible to canker and best avoided in humid locations. Otherwise suitable for most locations.




Main characteristics of Chivers Delight

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Nov-Jan

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

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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