The Ashton Brown Jersey apple tree produces a late season cider apple.
Characteristics of Ashton Brown Jersey Trees:
General description of Ashton Brown Jersey:
This is an excellent, vintage quality cider apple. The ripe fruit have a deep red-purple flush. Please note that this tree, although it makes outstanding cider all by itself, is not ideal for people who only have room for one cider apple tree. Ashton Brown Jersey is slow to begin cropping (it is worth the wait!) and has a natural biennial habit. To be sure of a worthwhile harvest every year, we recommend that you have another, more reliable cider apple tree in addition to this one. If you already have one cider apple tree, then we heartily recommend adding this one to your collection.
All of our Ashton Brown Jersey trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks.
Pollination Partners for Ashton Brown Jersey:
Your trees are self sterile and their flowers must be pollinated to make fruit.
Ashton Brown Jersey is in pollination Group F.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups E, F and G.
See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.
Ashton Brown Jersey Disease notes:
Disease resistance: Brown Rot
Disease susceptibility: Scab (slight).
History & Parentage:
Bred at Bristol's National Fruit and Cider Institute in 1903.
How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Ashton Brown Jersey trees are spur-bearers, so they can be made into cordons and espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.