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Jester apple

Jester is an attractive modern English apple, related to Worcester Pearmain, and developed by the famous East Malling Research Station. The colour is creamy-yellow flushed with red.

Adults tend to find this apple rather nondescript - it is refreshing enough but quite bland. However it often proves popular with children.

Last updated 18 Apr 2013.

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Current rating: 3.9 out of 5. Total votes cast: 8

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20 Sep 2013 
Extremely successful fall season apple, balanced flavor, juicy, with a light fragrance. One of the best autumn apple.

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An attractive unpretentious apple, crisp and refreshing, nice flavour but rather bland.

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Worcester x Starkspur Golden Delicious
  • Originates from: England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1965
  • Developed by: East Malling Research
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1091
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1981-058


  • Fruit colour: Red / Green


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months


  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Average


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Blossom frost-resistance: Good resistance

Relationships to other varieties

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References and further reading about this variety

  • Fruit Expert
    Author: Hessayon

Jester identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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UK National Fruit Collection

Jester identification photos from website visitors


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Where to buy trees

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  • Keepers Nursery
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