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Fruit tree comparison - Chieftain
Apple trees

Chieftain

A quietly popular apple, similar to Delicious but with a better and more complex flavor.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Easy
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Average
Ploidy? Diploid
Vigour? Average growth
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 1-2 months
Flavour quality? Very good
Flavour style Sweet/Sharp

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Good

Identification

Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1900 - 1949
Fruit colour Crimson
Leaf colour Green