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