The Jefferis apple tree was discovered as a seedling on the farm of Isaac Jefferies in Pennsylvania, Jefferis apple was awarded as the best seedling in 1848 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. The Jefferis apple had a good reputation and following grew from there. Jefferis apple is a delicious, rich, pear-like flavor in a thin skinned, light red or red flushed package. Sweet, juicy, cream colored flesh is slightly aromatic. Jefferis is scab and mildew resistant. Heavy cropper. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Jefferis apple trees for sale.
Uses: Fresh eating, sauces, canning, pies and cider
Harvest Period: Midseason
Bloom Period: Midseason
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: Pennsylvania 1830
Disease resistance: Good
Storage: 1 month
Rootstock: MM 111 (semi-dwarf)
Years to Bear: 2-4 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.