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Jefferis Apple Scionwood (Spring 2021)


A great little disease-resistant apple for the back yard. Also known as Everbearing, Grantham, Jefferies.

This tree is very easy to grow. With an upright-rounded, open habit, it is precocious, prolific, and hardy to zone 4. It is also highly resistant to powdery mildew and scab. In the south, however, wooly aphid can be an issue for Jefferis. Crops should be thinned for best fruit quality.

Jefferis is a smallish, somewhat flat apple with a green-yellow skin that is striped and flushed red. The flesh is juicy and melting, with a rich, aromatic, pear-like flavor. This fruit ripens unevenly and has a long harvest period, but it does not store well for more than a few weeks. These features make it unappealing for commercial growers but a great backyard apple that will be a hit with children.

Jefferis was originally found as a chance seedling on the farm of Isaac Jefferies in Pennsylvania. It was given its name and judged to be the best seedling apple by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 1848.

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Quantity Jefferis Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs Regular

Clean = virus-free in lab tests, suggested for grafting with some of the Geneva rootstocks, especially G.16 and G.935. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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This tree is very easy to grow. With an upright-rounded, open habit, it is precocious, prolific, and hardy to zone 4. It is also highly resistant to powdery mildew and scab. In the south, however, wooly aphid can be an issue for Jefferis. Crops should be thinned for best fruit quality.

Jefferis is a smallish, somewhat flat apple with a green-yellow skin that is striped and flushed red. The flesh is juicy and melting, with a rich, aromatic, pear-like flavor. This fruit ripens unevenly and has a long harvest period, but it does not store well for more than a few weeks. These features make it unappealing for commercial growers but a great backyard apple that will be a hit with children.

Jefferis was originally found as a chance seedling on the farm of Isaac Jefferies in Pennsylvania. It was given its name and judged to be the best seedling apple by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 1848.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Pennsylvania
Introduced in: 1848
Introduced by: Isaac Jefferies

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Sep 15 (approximate, in New York State) + 0 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Very Resistant
Powdery Mildew: Very Resistant
Woolly Apple Aphids: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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