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Chisel Jersey
Chisel Jersey Cider Apple Late Fall. Full bittersweet cider apple. Martock, Somerset, England, 19th century. One of the most famous of the Somerset bittersweets. Makes a strong rich cider.

Best for blending. Medium acidity, highly astringent, harsh and high in tannins. (SG 1.059, acidity 2.2g/L, tannin 4g/L) Round to slightly conic slightly greasy fruit, colored with a beautiful combination of dull opaque reds, yellows and russets.

In old English chesil means ‘pebble’—Chisel Jersey is small, hard and bitter!

Spreading tree may require encouragement to develop a strong central leader. Consistent cropper.

Closely related to Dabinett; they should not be relied upon to pollinate one another. One source recommends Harry Masters Jersey as a good companion in that regard. Late bloomer. Z4-6. Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

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112C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

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• Click here for our interactive chart Pick the Right Apple.
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