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Chisel Jersey Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


A traditional bittersweet cider apple from England. Also known as Chisel Jaysey.

Chisel Jersey is late blooming and susceptible to fireblight and mildew. It is low vigor but cold hardy. Like most old cider varieties, it tends to biennialism and needs diligent pruning and thinning to maintain annual bearing. Steve Wood of Farnum Hill Ciders reports that especial care must be taken that a weak central leader is not choked out by laterals. Chisel Jersey is predominantly a cider apple; it is not typically esteemed for fresh eating.

The fruit is a small green apple that is striped with red. The flesh is grainy, and it yields an amber, aromatic bittersweet juice that has a typical English "barnyard" character and a long tannic finish. This apple is highly recommended by cider makers, but Eve's Cidery does warn that the tannins are very hard and care should be taken when blending. From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.42; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.25; pH: 4.31; SG: 1.056; oBrix 13.8.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

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

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$13.00 ea.

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. 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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Chisel Jersey is late blooming and susceptible to fireblight and mildew. It is low vigor but cold hardy. Like most old cider varieties, it tends to biennialism and needs diligent pruning and thinning to maintain annual bearing. Steve Wood of Farnum Hill Ciders reports that especial care must be taken that a weak central leader is not choked out by laterals. Chisel Jersey is predominantly a cider apple; it is not typically esteemed for fresh eating.

The fruit is a small green apple that is striped with red. The flesh is grainy, and it yields an amber, aromatic bittersweet juice that has a typical English "barnyard" character and a long tannic finish. This apple is highly recommended by cider makers, but Eve's Cidery does warn that the tannins are very hard and care should be taken when blending. From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.42; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.25; pH: 4.31; SG: 1.056; oBrix 13.8.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider
Cider classification: bittersweet
Storage duration: (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: orange
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Somerset, England
Introduced in: 1800s
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 13 (approximate, in New York State) + 28 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 5
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Chisel Jersey Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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Virginia Crab Apple 2024 0
Florina Apple 2024 0
Porter's Perfection Apple 2024 0
Enterprise Apple 2024 0
Spitzenburg Esopus Apple 2024 0
GoldRush Apple 2024 0
Elstar Apple 2024 0
Rubinette Apple 2024 0
Mother Apple 2024 0
Cripps Pink Apple 2024 0
Melrose Apple 2024 0

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