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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 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 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
ColourYellow
FlavourAcid
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners