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

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