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Jupiter apple trees

Jupiter has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritJupiter is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Jupiter is a popular Cox-style apple with a slightly stronger flavour.
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Jupiter apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 11.5L pot-grown tree M27 rootstock £42.00
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
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Bare-root

  • BR12-year bush-trained bare-root tree M9 rootstock £32.75
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  • BR21-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £25.95
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  • BR31-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £25.95
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Jupiter 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.

How to grow

Jupiter is easy to grow, and produces a large vigourous heavy-cropping tree. It performs well in both dry and wet climates and has good disease resistance.

Jupiter is a triplod variety and will not pollinate other apple trees. However it flowers in the middle of the apple blossom season and most other apple varieties will pollinate it.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

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.

Jupiter characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • PloidyTriploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Flavour style (apples)Aromatic

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance
  • MildewVery resistant

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourOrange flush
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)