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Rival



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.  Pollination partners

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

Characteristics of Rival apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSubacid
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceScab - Very resistant
Suitable forWet Regions
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
Peasgood's Nonsuch
ProgenyFlame
Garnet
Opal
Peacemaker
Pearl