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Jefferis

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in about 1830 with Isaac Jefferies, Newlintownship, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA and named by Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Fruits have firm, crisp flesh with a subacid to slightly sweet flavour.

Synonyms:
Everbearing, Grantham, Jefferies, Jeffries, Jeffris
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Shape
Flat 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
52.50mm 2
Width
68.00mm 2
Ribbing
very weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked/mottled 2
Russet
very low 2
Greasiness
Strong 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1952 - 113

  

Accession name
Jefferis
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register