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Jumbo



A new dual purpose apple particularly good for baking.

Origin: Kent UK, 2000

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

Jumbo apple trees for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
M27 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very dwarfing) £17.50 Sold-out
M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £17.50
M9 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Dwarfing) £48.50 Sold-out
M26 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £17.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £17.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £48.50
MM106 rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £28.50 Sold-out
M25 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £17.50
M25 rootstock 2 year Standard (Very vigorous) £28.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.


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History and description of Jumbo

Jumbo is a new variety bred by Hugh Ermen from a cross between Charles Ross and Jonathan. Very large fruit. Flushed and striped red on pale green background with a deep red flush and attractive red flecks. Golden cream flesh. Good storage until March. Jumbo is a dual purpose apple but is particularly good for baking as it retains its colour. For eating fresh it has a good acidic aromatic flavour. Cropping is heavy and early trials have shown good disease resistance. It is a triploid and as such fairly vigorous and also unsuitable as a pollinator.

Characteristics of Jumbo apple trees

UseDual Cul & Des
ColourFlushed
FlavourSharp
Fruit sizeLarge
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useOct-Mar
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date10
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile triploid
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCharles Ross
Jonathan