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Histon Favourite

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.  Pollination partners

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

Characteristics of Histon Favourite apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
PollinatorsPollination partners