Apple - Jester

Jester Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Jester Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.




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.




Main characteristics of Jester

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Scab: Slightly resistant
Mildew: Very resistant
Suitable for Dry Regions
Late Frost
Northern Britain

Pollination date  15
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  Worcester PearmainStarkspur Golden Delicious