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Jester



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 we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Jester tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Jester tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Jester tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Jester tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Jester tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

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).

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

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