Chisel Jersey cider apple trees

Chisel Jersey
  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 6
  • Uses: Hard cider

Chisel Jersey is a traditional English hard cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

Chisel Jersey is also one of the most cold-hardy of the English hard cider apple varieties, so a good choice for the northern states where winter temperatures fall much lower than is usual in England.

Chisel Jersey cider apple trees for sale

Item
Mature height*
Price
Quantity
1-year Chisel Jersey cider apple trees bare-root
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
$29.00
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1-year Chisel Jersey cider apple trees bare-root
Medium (8ft-12ft) mature height
$29.00
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1-year Chisel Jersey cider apple trees bare-root
Full-size (16ft-24ft) mature height
$29.00
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How to grow

Chisel Jersey can become somewhat biennial (fruiting in alternate years), if this starts to happen thin fruitlets heavily in the "on" year to even things out.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

Historical details

Somerset, England - early 19th century.

Chisel Jersey characteristics

Using

  • Picking season: Very late
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Cropping: Good
  • Juice style: Bittersweet (cider)
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 6
  • Pollinating others: Poor
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency

Disease resistance

  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility
  • Mildew: Some susceptibility

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1800 - 1849
  • Fruit color: Orange / Red
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