Introduced Cambridge [UK] 1966 by Chivers Farms. Recommended for those who like sweet, crisply textured apples.
Chivers Delight tree – Season:
Suitable for eating throughout October-November, sometimes longer.
Chivers Delight – appearance:
Medium sized somewhat conical fruits of bright yellow, mottled red.
Chivers Delight apple trees – flavour:
Sweet, juicy, sometimes aromatic. Maintains a good crisp texture, even withj extended storing.
Primarily a dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
Hardy and suitable for the North; medium vigour.
Chivers Delight - Pollination: Pollination group ‘D’ so pollinate with varieties in the same or adjacent groups.
Tree sizes for Chivers Delight:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.