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Jefferies apple

Choice early fall apple. Thin-skinned fruit, light red with darker red stripes. Flesh is juicy, crisp yet melting. Rich, pear-like flavor.

Jefferies identification images

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USDA identification images for Jefferies

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


  • Year: 1897

  • Year: 1912

  • Year: 1920

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

Visitor reviews

  • 08 Sep 2011  CA, United States
    Yummy, sweet and very tasty with good crisp texture. Very scab resistant. Just harvested today, September 8, Northern CA, 1200 ft elevation. 30 miles from the coast.

Tree register

United States

Canada

Spring blossom records for this variety

2022 season

  • 11th May  2022  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
  • 11th May  2022  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States

2021 season

  • 5th May  2021  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States

2020 season

  • 19th May  2020  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States

2019 season

  • 8th May  2019  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States

2018 season

  • 11th May  2018  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States

2017 season

  • 30th April  2017  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States

2015 season

  • 9th May  2015  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
  • 1st May  2015  - tree owned by Michael in Glen Rock, United States

2014 season

  • 15th May  2014  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
  • 5th May  2014  - tree owned by Mike in , United States

2011 season

  • May  2011  - tree owned by v in Lucknow, Canada

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Harvest records for this variety

2017 season

  • 1st week October  2017  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States

2015 season

  • 3rd week September  2015  - tree owned by Jim in Hallstead, United States
  • September  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States

2011 season

  • 2nd week September  2011  - tree owned by v in Lucknow, Canada

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Introduced: 1848

Using

  • Picking season: Mid
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweeter
  • Flavor style (apples): Aromatic
  • Food uses: Eating fresh
  • Food uses: Culinary
  • Food uses: Drying

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Fruit size: Average
  • Fruit size: Variable

Where to buy fresh fruit

The following orchards grow Jefferies:

United States


Canada




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