Aptly named for the awesome size of its fruits but far from just a novelty or exhibition variety, although it would surely also find fame on the showbench! Jumbo is inarguably the most valuable kitchen apple to be introduced for many years, and the tree itself is reliable, frost hardy and productive. From 4 fruits an astonishing average weight of 1lb 2ozs was recorded. These immense heavyweights are gloriously coloured rosy crimson on an olive green background and have a very even flat-conical shape. The green-white flesh has cooked to perfection in so many recipes and has a beautiful sweet flavour which never needs sugar. When simmered or stewed the flesh has a wonderful translucent appearance and is tender yet the individual pieces retain their shape every time. The flavour is distinctly 'fruity' and with just a hint of peardrops! Jumbo bakes to perfection, makes a perfect apple pie and, if all that wasn't enough, can be enjoyed as a dessert apple later on in season (cut into wedges perhaps!) In store these collosus last and last. Brought into a fridge in early October, the fruits were still being enjoyed in early March with virtually no loss of flavour or texture. As a garden tree it has a round headed habit and is not as vigorous as Bramley. It spurs freely and will also do well as a space saving supercolumn. A triploid, the noticeably large and attractive blossoms are easily pollinated by most other mid season flowering varieties. A very heavily cropping tree, for one so large, the sight of so many huge, colourful apples awaiting harvest in the late Autumn sunlight is truly a vision to gladen the heart! Jumbo is an outstanding, unique and priceless addition to any serious fruit grower or Kitchen master. One of the proudest moments of our long history in growing and introducing fruiting plants to UK home gardeners is with the introduction of this variety. Very highly recommended. Please add £1.00 extra to the price for Jumbo.
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