Jefferis Apples


Jefferis are small to medium-sized apples.

They have thick, waxy, translucent yellow skin with dark reddish-orange flushes.

Inside, they have tender, yellowish-white flesh is crisp and juicy. The flavour is reminiscent of pear.

The tree is a reliable bearer. The apples ripen in mid-September, and mature over a period of several weeks.

Cooking Tips

For fresh-eating.

History Notes

Jefferis Apples originated, reputedly, in Chester County, Pennsylvania in the 1840s from a chance seedling on a farm belonging to an Isaac Jefferis.


The apple was recognized in 1848 at a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society show as the best seedling apple in the show.