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.
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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.
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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.