Ma1 – Apple ‘Jester’


Species: Malus domestica Borkh.
Use: Dessert
Ploidy: Diploid
Pollination Group: D / 4
Cultivar Group: (2020 – too small to assess)
Bearing: Spur
Blossom: (notes to follow)
Season: Mid September – October
More Info: Keepers / OrangePippin / Pomiferous

Tree Source: Peter Nichol, Northern Fruit Group
Rootstock: M27
Planting Size: v small 2nd year whip
Planting Date: 8th February 2018


August 2020 – Apple ‘Jester’

Notes & Observations

2019 Season – Minimal structural development, dense cropping.

07.05.20 – Very strong blossom, thinning likely to be required.

13.08.20 – Good fruit set (24+ on v small tree, as per pic) but some issues with codling / winter moth, so some fruit lost.

2020 Season – Fruit was a little bland when under-ripe, best left on the tree until mid-October to develop flavour.

2021 Winter – Very little growth, minimal pruning required. Multiple fruit buds, Bourse + brindille, bourse + dard and bourse-on-bourse formations.

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