This cooking apple tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting.
Jumbo is 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:
Cox's Orange Pippin