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Jefferies



A very pretty red apple with delicate lines and patterns.

Origin: USA, 1830

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

Jefferies 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 Jefferies

Arose c 1830 on the farm of Isaac Jefferies at Newlin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA. Small, round fruit with a pretty, dark red flush over a yellow skin. Juicy, cream coloured flesh. Sweet, slightly aromatic with a pear-like flavour. Moderately vigrous tree with a bienniel tendency. Resistant to scab and mildew.

Characteristics of Jefferies apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingBiennial
Disease resistanceMildew - Resistant
Scab - Very resistant
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners