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Apple, Chivers Delight

Malus domestica Chivers Delight

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  • Type/Rootstock

    Maiden, MM106, Bare Root (Pre-order (Plants not dormant))

  • £24.95
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Size / Type Price per item for
1+
Price per item for 1+
Maidn MM106 Br
£24.95
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Br = Bare Root Plant, Maidn = Maiden
    Rootstock - MM106

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Raised in 1920 by Mr. Chivers of Histon in Cambridgeshire, this attractive late variety is very easy to grow and produces a prolific crop of medium sized apples, similar in appearance to Cox’s, golden and flushed dark red. The dense, crisp and juicy flesh is sweet with a well balanced honeyed flavour. Tolerant of cold winters so suitable throughout the country. Its upright habit makes it good for growing in restricted spaces. The blossom attracts bees, and later any fallen fruit is eagerly consumed by thrushes and other similar birds. Bullfinches are, unfortunately, partial to the buds.

Pollinators

Apple, Chivers Delight is in pollination group 3 (late season), and requires a pollinator. Choose a pollinator in group 2 or 3, click here for a list of suitable apple trees. Crab apples such as Golden Hornet and John Downie also are good pollinators for all apples. In areas where there are many apple trees already growing it may not be necessary to plant an extra pollinator.

Apple, Chivers Delight is available as:

Br = Bare Root Plant

Maiden - A maiden tree is a single stemmed tree which has not been trained so can be trained into whatever form you wish. It typically is between 1-2 metres tall and will have a few side shoots.

Bare-Root Plants

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Items marked Br are bare rooted plants grown from cuttings and are typically 1-2 years old.

Availability

Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Rootstocks

Rootstocks are used to restrict the vigour of fruit trees and allow a range to grow in a small space. They can also contribute to the disease resisting abilities of the plant.[from RHS - Update]

MM106 - A semi-dwarfing rootstock that is suitable for all forms except standards. Typically fruits after 3 or 4 years and requires staking for the first 5 years or tree is established. Tree spacing 6m (20ft). Spacing: 3.6 (12ft) with 4.5m (15ft) between the rows. Ultimate height as trained as bush: 3-4m (10-13ft) x 4m (13ft)

    • SKU
      APPCH2
  • Fruit Type
    • Fruit Type
      Dessert/Eater
  • Pollination
    • Pollination Group
      3 - Late
    • Self Fertile
      Yes
    • Cross Pollinator
      Yes
  • Hardiness
    • Suitable for Colder Areas
      Yes
  • Season of Use
    • Month
      November
      December
      January
    • Season of Use
      November-January
  • Type/Rootstock
    • Plant Type
      Maiden
    • Rootstock
      MM106 (Semi-dwarfing)
    • Type/Rootstock
      Maiden, MM106, Bare Root
  • Old English Variety
    • Old English Variety
      Yes
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators
      Yes