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(T) Jumbo - A 1b 20z Cooking Apple - New Apple Trees


Collection of orders by arrangement preferred but online orders also accepted for despatch usually within 5-7 working days.


Mid season
For the North

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.

(T) Jumbo - A 1b 20z Cooking Apple - New Apple Trees

For an explanation of the various apple rootstocks and choices available click here

Our Apple Trees are available in the following

  • Miniature tree (M27 Rootstock)
  • Dwarf Tree (M9)
  • Semi Vigorous Tree (M26)
  • Vigorous tree tree (M106)
  • Very vigorous tree (M25)
  • Cordon Tree
  • Mini Cordon Tree
  • Supercolumns
  • Stepover Tree
  • Half Standard
  • Espaliers
  • Fans

Sending a tree through the post isn't easy, so our parcels are expertly packed to keep your goods in the best condition. There is no surcharge on the delivery of larger parcels/orders.

Tree size as supplied varies but is usually between 3.5' - 4.5' on despatch. A few varieties might be slightly smaller, some a little bigger, of course it does vary but this is a good average. WE SUPPLY YOUNG TREES - and are proud to do so. Although we are sometimes requested to supply older/bigger trees, the percieved advantages are outwighed by disadvantages! Older trees take longer to establish and will fruit no more quickly. The young trees we send out grow away and establish so quickly and healthily & often yield within 1 season of planting. Our customers even report fruits the first year of planting! All professional fruit growers prefer to plant young trees rather than older.

Our soft fruit bushes are usually 2 years old.
Everything is stringently graded, grown on the nursery and well packed!

  • No need to be in - You can request your parcel to be left in a safe place, or stipulate an alternative delivery address, at the checkout.
  • Free 16 page booklet with every order dealing with all aspects of fruit growing.

Gold Standard Health & Quality

Chris Bowers' Gold StandardWe have in place very rigorous standards for the health, providence and uniformity of all our fruiting plants & trees. Our Nursery and the stock we grow is inspected and passported for health regularly by DEFRA experts [formerly the Ministry of Agriculture] and we have in place our own stringent controls and inspection programmes to ensure our fruiting bushes and trees are the best, most disease free stocks available and truly beyond compare.

We always propagate from certified stock where this exists and have the highest standards regarding providence and grading. If only the very best will do - as it should - then you can rely on a Chris Bowers fruiting plant to give the most exemplary results available. We firmly believe that only the very healthiest stock can and does produce vastly superior results - and it shows.

Our Guarantee

We are proud of each & every plant & tree we despatch from our Nursery. If it fails to thrive or live up to your expectations we will replace or refund it. This is in addition to your statutory rights. We may rarely ask for details of care and cultivation given to it, or arrange for a return of the item for inspection, to assist in our own programme of improvement.