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Chisel Jersey cider apple tree

Chisel Jersey

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

  • 1Small 1-year bare-root tree $34.25
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.41 rootstock
  • 2Medium 1-year bare-root tree $34.25
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
    G.890 rootstock
  • 3Full-size 1-year bare-root tree $34.25
    Mature height: 16ft-24ft after 10 years
    P.18 rootstock

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

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Pollination group6
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Picking seasonVery late
  • UsesHard cider
  • CroppingGood
  • Juice styleBittersweet (cider)
  • FireblightSome susceptibility
  • MildewSome susceptibility
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colorOrange / Red