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Fruit Fact: Jefferis, a variety of apples

Highly esteemed fruit from Pennsylvania, premium award in 1848 from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for best seedling.

Variety Background:

Most Common Name: Jefferis
Origin: Seedling from Isaac Jefferies' farm in Newlin Township, Chester County Pennsylvania.
Patents or Trademarks: None


Description: Smallish but beautiful dark red flushed fruit with stripes.

Flavor and tasting notes: Slightly aromatic and very sweet, melting and creamy flesh.


Bloom Time Rating:

Growth Habit:

Vigor: T2

Harvest, storage and consumption:

Begin of Harvest: mid Sept
End of Harvest: early Oct
Stores Until: mid Dec


Eating: Yes
Cooking: No
Cider: No


Scab Susceptibility: Low
Fire Blight Susceptibility:
Powdery Mildew Susceptibility: Low
Cedar Apple Rust Susceptibility:
Black Rot Susceptibility:
Phytopthera Rots Susceptibility:
Fly Speck Susceptibility:
Coddling Moth Susceptibility:

Nurseries that carry this variety: