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Histon Favourite

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by John Chivers at Histon, Cambridgeshire, England. It was first recorded in 1883. Fruits have rather soft, fine textured, juicy flesh which is a little sweet and with a faint flavour.

Synonyms:
Chiver's Seedling, Chivers' Seedling, Histon Favorite
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project

Accession No.
1953 - 050

  

Accession name
Histon Favourite
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
58.98 mm 1
Width
71.48 mm 1
Ribbing
weak-medium 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Pink 1
Over Colour Amount
low 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
Russet
low 1
Greasiness
Medium 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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