Apple - Rival

Rival Apple

Malus domestica
Crisp, juicy lightly aromatic apple.

Origin: Berkshire UK 1900

Pollination:  Rival is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

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Rival Apple Trees for sale - order online

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.


Main characteristics of Rival

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Subacid
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Sep
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Wet Regions

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Peasgood's NonsuchCox's Orange Pippin
Progeny  FlameGarnetOpalPeacemakerPearl