Apple - Jefferies

Jefferies Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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Jefferies Apple Trees for sale - order online

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 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.



Main characteristics of Jefferies

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Sep-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Biennial
Disease resistance  Mildew: Resistant
Scab: Very resistant

Pollination date  9
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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