A recent introduction to the range of Culinary apple trees, and a good garden variety. The fruits can attain huge size and have very versatile qualities.
Jumbo Apple tree – Season:
Harvest in October and use from storage well into Spring; a very good keeepr with little loss of texture or flavour.
Jumbo - appearance:
Very large and weighty and impressive, the solid fruits have a handsome orange blaze and some striping in red over amedium green background. Yellows and intensifies in colour with age.
Jumbo apple trees – flavour:
Relatively sweet for a cooker with a good fruity aroma. Keeps it’s teture when cooked, good for dicing, flans, tarts and pies as well as chutneys and juicing.
A culinary apple but has been enjoyed for dessert in March as it has quite high natural sugar levels for a cooker.
Cropping & Growth
Vigorous, spreading with heavy reliable crops of very large fruit. Good disease resistance and a good variety for cold areas.
Jumbo - Pollination: A triploid variety that needs to be planted with two others to achieve full potential. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Jumbo 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.