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A very attractive red flushed dessert apple with good frost resistance.

Origin: Kent UK, 1966

Pollination: Jester is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Jester apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Jester

Raised in 1966 by Dr F Alston at the East Malling Research Station, Kent from a Worcester Pearmain X Starkspur Golden Delicious.

A very attractive fruit. Smooth skinned with a bright red flush over a yellow background. Soft, juicy, white flesh. Sweet with a refreshing flavour of fruit. Can lack flavour.

A tree of moderate vigour. Heavy cropper. Disease resistant and frost tollerant.

Characteristics of Jester apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Slightly resistant
Mildew - Very resistant
Suitable forDry Regions
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Pollination date15
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageStarkspur Golden Delicious
Worcester Pearmain