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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.

Jester identification images

  • Jester

USDA identification images for Jester

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.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Visitor reviews

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

    Tree register

    United Kingdom



    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Worcester x Starkspur Golden Delicious
    • Introduced: 1965
    • Developed by: East Malling Research


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1-2 months
    • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Bearing regularity: Regular


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Fruit colour: Red / Green

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Jester apple trees for sale:

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    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.


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