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Chivers Delight apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

An excellent English apple, once grown commercially on a small scale, and worthy of more attention.

Chivers Delight is basically a sweet apple, with a family resemblance to Cox's Orange Pippin, but with some sharpness to the flavour. The flesh is quite dense and crisp.

Although not related at all, Chivers Delight is quite similar to Braeburn in size, flavour, and crispness - if you like Braeburn apples you will probably like Chivers Delight.

Chivers Delight ripens fairly late in the season, and the apples can be stored for about 3 months in a refrigerator without loss of flavour.

Overall a very pleasing well-balanced apple.

Order now for delivery from September 2015

Chivers Delight apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2015 - April 2016)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £28.95

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2015 - March 2016)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £26.45

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Chivers Delight

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?

Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
    Some aromatic qualities.
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

Pollination guide for Chivers Delight

Chivers Delight is in flowering group 4. Chivers Delight is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Chivers Delight apple trees

Chivers Delight is a good garden apple, and easy to grow. Cropping is reliable in most situations, but the flavour is at its best in a year with a sunny autumn.

Historical details

Developed in the 1920s in Cambridgeshire by Stephen Chivers of the well-known jam manufacturers, unknown parentage but likely to be related to Cox's Orange Pippin.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Chivers Delight'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.