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Chivers Delight



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.  Pollination partners

Chivers Delight 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 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.

Characteristics of Chivers Delight apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date14
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners