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Chivers Delight

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by John Chivers Farms Ltd., at Histon, Cambridgeshire in 1936. It is rather susceptible to apple canker. Fruits are sweet, crisp and juicy with a pleasant flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Truncate conical 2
medium-large 2
60.50mm 2
71.00mm 2
weak-medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1979 - 157


Accession name
Chivers Delight (LA 73A)
Flowering time  ›››
10th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register