Another excellent EM.R.S Kent introduction, this time from 1966. Raised from a cross between a form of Golden Delicious and Worcester Pearmain. A very undervalued variety which is ideal for garden growing.
Jester Apple tree – Season:
Jester can be picked in October and used through to December.
Jester - appearance:
A jolly looking apple of bright yellow with a handsome red flush.
Jester apple trees – flavour:
Very good. Sweet, very juicy, crisp and with plenty of good fruity flavour.
A dessert apple, also for kitchen decoration or juicing.
Cropping & Growth
Medium vigour, slightly spreading. Abundant cropper and reliable, somewhat frost resistant.
Jester - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Hereare some suggestions:
Tree sizes for Jester apple trees:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.