Chisel Jersey Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. 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.
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