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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 we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Chivers Delight tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Chivers Delight tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Chivers Delight tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Chivers Delight tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Chivers Delight tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-6Chivers Delight 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 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