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Jupiter apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
RHS AGM for Jupiter

Jupter is a popular garden apple variety, and best considered as a good alternative to Cox's Orange Pippin - to which it is closely related.

It's an attractive-looking apple, with a marbled red/yellow colouring. The flavour is very good, with some of the aromatic qualities of Cox's Orange Pippin - but more pronounced.

Order now for delivery from 30th November onwards

Jupiter apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2015 - April 2016)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock £29.45

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries December 2015 - March 2016)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M27 rootstock £17.45 Sold outalert me
Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M9 rootstock £24.95 Sold outalert me
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M26 rootstock £25.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £17.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £26.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £27.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Jupiter


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Poor?
  • Ploidy: Triploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Some resistance?
  • Mildew: Very resistant?


  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?


Pollination guide for Jupiter

Jupiter is in flowering group 3. Jupiter is a triploid variety and cannot pollinate other varieties. It needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. You can either plant a self-fertile variety (which will pollinate itself and the Jupiter) or you can plant two pollination partners which must each be of different varieties and able to cross-pollinate each other as well as the Jupiter. If you need further advice on this just get in touch. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Jupiter apple trees

The main horticultural challenge is that it is a triploid variety, and therefore needs to be pollinated by 2 other apples (of different varieties) growing nearby which flower at roughly the same time. Fortunately it flowers in the middle of the apple blossom season so if there are enough other apple trees nearby pollination should be successful. In other respects Jupiter is easy to grow, and produces a large vigourous heavy-cropping tree. It also has good disease resistance.

Historical details

Developed at the famous East Malling Research Station in Kent, UK, in the 1960s. Jupiter is a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Starking Delicious (a development of Delicious) and is thus closely related to another popular Cox-style apple, Kidd's Orange Red. Jupiter has a more robust flavour than Kidd's Orange Red.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Jupiter'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.