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Jester

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1966 by Dr F.H. Alston, East Malling Research Station, Kent. Introduced in 1981. Fruits are crisp and juicy with good texture and flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Worcester Pearmain x Starkspur Golden Delicious

Accession No.
1981 - 058

  

Accession name
Jester
Flowering time  ›››
12th May10% flowering
15th MayFull (80%) flowering
24th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose conical 1
Height
70.65 mm 1
Width
79.16 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
very weak 1
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
Russet
very low 1
Greasiness
Strong 1
Juiciness
juicy-very juicy 1
Flesh Colour
White 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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