Growing Calendar for Apple Chivers Delight - Apple Tree
Delivery: Early November to Late April
Apple Chivers Delight was raised in 1920 in Histon (Cambridge). It is a good garden variety for all areas of the UK.
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.
Golden fruit is crisp and juicy with a sweet honey flavour and keeps well. Cropping from mid-October.
Flowering Group: FG4
Years until fruiting from planting: 2
Age of tree at despatch: 2
Height at full growth: 3m/10ft
Most of our trees are delivered as bare rooted specimens with approximate height of: 3.5ft - 5ft / 105cm - 140cm depending on the variety.
In order to ensure a good pollination pick fruit trees from within the same or from adjacent flowering groups.
The vast majority of the trees we ship have been pruned and will appear trimmed.
Leaves out and flowers coming out so maybe apples later in Autumn time ;)
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Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days.
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