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Harry Masters Jersey apple

Harry Masters Jersey
A traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

Harry Masters Jersey apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Harry Masters Jersey

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Siblings of this variety (same parentage)

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    • Dan in Vittoria, ONTARIO

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2017 season

    • 29th April  2017  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom

    2016 season

    • 30th May  2016  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom

    2014 season

    • 10th May  2014  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom

    2013 season

    • 24th May  2013  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom

    2011 season

    • 27th April  2011  - tree owned by Eric in Bristol, United Kingdom

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    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: Possibly a seedling of Yarlington Mill
    • Originates from: Somerset, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: Early 20th century


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Popularity: Rarely grown
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit shape: Conical


    • Picking season: Very late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)
    • Cropping: Good
    • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe
    • Food uses: Hard cider
    • Picking month: October
    • Picking period: mid-October
    • Specific gravity: 1056
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Pollinating others: Average
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Weak growing
    • Precocity: Precocious
    • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
    • Fruit bearing: Tip-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Cold hardiness (USDA): Zone 5 (-29C)
    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Mild damp climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Some susceptibility

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