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Chisel Jersey cider apple tree

Chisel Jersey
Chisel Jersey is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • 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.

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  • Dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $37.95
    Mature height: 6ft-9ft after 10 years
    G.41 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.

Chisel Jersey blooms exceptionally late, which means it doesn't usually get damaged by late frosts, however this can make the blooms susceptible to fireblight.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Chisel Jersey originates from the traditional "west country" area of Somerset, England, and was known since the early 19th century.

Chisel Jersey characteristics

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