Jupiter

(reinettes)


Raised in 1966 by Dr. F Alston at East Malling in Kent. Cox’s Orange Pippin x Starking Delicious.  Named Jupiter in 1973. RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993
‘Released 1982’ Deacon’s catalogue. (1981 New Book of Apples)

Large size. Round/conical although some that I recorded were almost oblong.  Sometimes irregular, slight crowns.
Pale green yellow developing to an all over gold/orange flush with deeper orange stripes which develop into red.  Russet specks and patches on surface. Lenticels pinky russet dots.
‘fiery red with gold stripes’ Deacons Catalogue

Cavity wide, medium depth and russeted. Some corky russet.
Stalk varies in length but not thin.  Set at an angle.
Basin fairly shallow, can be slightly irregular, ribbed and puckered into Eye.
Eye tightly closed
Sepals wide and pushed up tightly together
Flesh creamy/white, good rich strong flavour.  Juicy.

Tube cone, Stamens median, Core axile – slit, pips thin. Opens as season progresses

Tree vigorous, heavy cropper, biennial, triploid, wide spreading. (yields of over 20kg per tree on M26 – Deacons catalogue

Flowering two days after Cox’s Orange Pippin

Season : October to February