Apple - Jumbo

Jumbo Apple

Malus domestica
A new dual purpose apple particularly good for baking.

Origin: Kent UK 2000

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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Jumbo Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M27 - Very dwarfing   1 year Maiden
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Espalier (1 tier)
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Espalier (1 tier) *Reduced Price*
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier)
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
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M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
M25 - Very vigorous   2 years Standard
M25 - Very vigorous   2 years Standard *Reduced Price*
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M25 - Very vigorous   2 years Straight Leader

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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.

Main characteristics of Jumbo

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sharp
Fruit size  Large
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Oct-Mar

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  10
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile Triploid
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Parentage  Charles RossJonathan