An attractive, highly disease-resistant apple, ideal for organic growers.
Harry Masters Jersey Apple Scionwood (Spring 2023)
A traditional bittersweet cider apple from England. Also known as Port Wine.
The tree is precocious and productive, low vigor, tip bearing, with a tendency to biennial cropping; it will need careful pruning to maintain annual bearing. It is late flowering with a late-midseason harvest, and it is scab and fireblight susceptible. This apple is used exclusively for cider production; it is not suitable for fresh eating.
The apple is small, golf-ball sized, and conic, with dark burgundy flecks and stripes over yellow russet color and some russeting around the stem. The juice lends a distinctive, funk, often called "barnyard" to cider. It is a bittersweet that is useful for blending and will not produce a good single varietal cider. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.21; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.19; pH: 4.34; SG: 1.051; oBrix 12.5.)
Harry Master's Jersey was first raised from seed by a Mr. Harry Masters in Yarlington, Somerset around 1900.
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Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Hot-Climate
Fruit Uses & Storage
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)
Skin color: red
Flesh color: off-white
Origin: Somerset, England
Introduced in: c. 1900
Introduced by: Mr. Harry Masters
Calendar & Geography
USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after McIntosh
Diseases & Pests
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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|Somerset Redstreak Apple||0|
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