Apple - Histon Favourite

Histon Favourite Apple

Malus domestica
A dual purpose apple from Cambridgeshire with a brisk fruity flavour.

Origin: Cambridgeshire UK 1883

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

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Histon Favourite 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 Histon Favourite

Raised by John Chivers at Histon near Cambridge. Recorded 1883. A large oblong-conical fruit. Rather irregular and somewhat ribbed. Often five-crowned. Background skin colour is pale greenish yellow. Up to one- half flushed light pinkish brown. Becomes very greasy if stored. Creamy white flesh, fine-textured and rather soft. Juicy with a brisk taste of fruit. Good for cooking.




Main characteristics of Histon Favourite

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Yellow
Flavour Acid
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Late Sep
Season of use  Oct-Dec

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

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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