The Chisel Jersey cider apple trees produce green bittersweet apples with red flush. Recognized widely in Somerset England, in the early 1900's, as premier producer of bittersweet apples. Cider produced from the Chisel Jersey apples are full bodied with a bold flavor and aroma. The old Germanic inhabitants of England refer chesil meaning pebble, hence "Chisel" Jersey which is a small dense apple. Tends towards an upright growth habit. Helpful to spread limbs when young. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Chisel Jersey cider apple trees for sale.
USDA Certified Organic
Considerations for Chisel Jersey
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Uses: Hard cider
Harvest Period: Late
Bloom Period: Late
Pollination Requirement: Requires different variety with same bloom period
Origin Date: England 1900's
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.